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Travelogue with photos - Caminho Portugues, from Porto to Santiago, May 2019

candaceshaw

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2019, Caminho Portugues
Since none of us can travel, and it's the anniversary of our trip, I've been writing a daily travelogue of the pilgrimage my sister and I took on the Caminho Portugues last year.
I'm including lots of photos, as well, so if you feel like recapturing the feeling, you can read along!
Not quite as good as being there, but certainly a lot less tiring :)
Day 1 - Porto to Vila Cha
Day 2 - Vila Cha to Rates
Day 3 - Rates to Barcelos

I'll be updating daily - day 4 is due later today - and I've also been gathering advice in a separate article, which I'll post at the end.
 

GraemeHall

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés 2017/18; Portugués 2019
Since none of us can travel, and it's the anniversary of our trip, I've been writing a daily travelogue of the pilgrimage my sister and I took on the Caminho Portugues last year.
I'm including lots of photos, as well, so if you feel like recapturing the feeling, you can read along!
Not quite as good as being there, but certainly a lot less tiring :)
Day 1 - Porto to Vila Cha
Day 2 - Vila Cha to Rates
Day 3 - Rates to Barcelos

I'll be updating daily - day 4 is due later today - and I've also been gathering advice in a separate article, which I'll post at the end.
I enjoyed my stay at that same albergue in Barcelos.
 

Jcf-kiwi

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020
Thank you! I've just read through Day 1 of your journey. I liked the way you included the small details that are really interesting for someone who hasn't yet attempted a camino and is still a little unsure.
 

AndreaCT

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 CF
2017 CF and Finnisterre
2019 CP and Muxia
I've lost most of my pictures of the Portuguese, so I appreciated being able to see some of the same pictures that I took!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
Since none of us can travel, and it's the anniversary of our trip, I've been writing a daily travelogue of the pilgrimage my sister and I took on the Caminho Portugues last year.
I'm including lots of photos, as well, so if you feel like recapturing the feeling, you can read along!
Not quite as good as being there, but certainly a lot less tiring :)
Day 1 - Porto to Vila Cha
Day 2 - Vila Cha to Rates
Day 3 - Rates to Barcelos

I'll be updating daily - day 4 is due later today - and I've also been gathering advice in a separate article, which I'll post at the end.
Loved reliving my experience in Sept. ‘19 through your blog. Like you, I could have stayed in Ponte de Lima another day. Very picturesque! I look forward to future postings and more photos. Nicely done!👏
 

candaceshaw

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2019, Caminho Portugues
Loved reliving my experience in Sept. ‘19 through your blog. Like you, I could have stayed in Ponte de Lima another day. Very picturesque! I look forward to future postings and more photos. Nicely done!👏
Thank you!! Yes, while I was writing yesterday's post, I was thinking about how I want to return there. Maybe one of these days, when we can travel again, i'll see if I can go and volunteer at the albergue!
 

candaceshaw

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2019, Caminho Portugues
Thank you! I've just read through Day 1 of your journey. I liked the way you included the small details that are really interesting for someone who hasn't yet attempted a camino and is still a little unsure.
Oh, I'm glad! I'm trying to include things I wished I'd known in advance, or that I was looking for but didn't find, at the risk of possibly getting a bit banal for the casual reader. I absolutely want to do it again - Portugal, in particular, is lovely - and I want to remember these things for my next pilgrimage. Let me know if you have any questions!
 

candaceshaw

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2019, Caminho Portugues
I've lost most of my pictures of the Portuguese, so I appreciated being able to see some of the same pictures that I took!
I'm trying to include as many pictures as possible, because I took so many that no one has ever seen, and it's such beautiful countryside!
I'm so sorry that you lost your photos - I'd be gutted!
 

mishlove

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugués...April/May (2014)
Camino Ingles..........Sept. (2015)
...Wonderful.....this brought back some great memories.
 

marggie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Since none of us can travel, and it's the anniversary of our trip, I've been writing a daily travelogue of the pilgrimage my sister and I took on the Caminho Portugues last year.
I'm including lots of photos, as well, so if you feel like recapturing the feeling, you can read along!
Not quite as good as being there, but certainly a lot less tiring :)
Day 1 - Porto to Vila Cha
Day 2 - Vila Cha to Rates
Day 3 - Rates to Barcelos

I'll be updating daily - day 4 is due later today - and I've also been gathering advice in a separate article, which I'll post at the end.
Great read ,I am so enjoying it .Was going to do the Camino this year ,but of course like others ,it won’t be happening ..
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP April 2016,
August 2017, May 2018
Camino Portuguese
2019, May Porto, Sept Lisbo
Loved reliving my experience in Sept. ‘19 through your blog. Like you, I could have stayed in Ponte de Lima another day. Very picturesque! I look forward to future postings and more photos. Nicely done!👏
I'll never forget our warm conversation on that one meeting on the Portugese last October....Miki
 

Steve900Hiker

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues (2016)
Candace,
Thank you for sharing your Caminho Portugues stories and pictures. I walked the same route (except for your Day 1) in 2016. Your images are bringing back wonderful memories and a longing to return to Portugal and Spain. I will continue to follow your blog. Many thanks!

Steve
 

ChrisT

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Last 100k of the French Way Nov 2017
Porto to Santiago Sept 2018
Hi candaceshaw,

I'm enjoying reading your blog, I walked the same route in 2018 so it brings back some great memories!

I was surprised you wrote you were disappointed with the views at the top of the mountain to Rubiaes? There were really spectacular views if you came off the path, to the left at the top. I wonder if you missed it or have higher expectations than me? :cool:

I've attached a photo from the top!

Cheers, Chris.
 

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