- Camino(s) past & future
- Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Reading through some of the threads, and those with statistics, I am asking the question that makes the title of this thread. I will be pedantic for a moment, and repeat what is often quoted: each person has her/his own motivation for walking to Santiago, from whichever starting point. I am just wondering aloud, really. The number of people has increased over the last umpteen years. While I am happy for people that there is such a useful infrastructure, making the experience economically feasible, what is it that draws people with right reason or none to set on such a journey? Some reject/deny any religious motivations. Their privilege. Some state it is for the physical challenge. Also, their privilege. Some are following an urge because of having talked with someone who has 'done' it, or perhaps having watched a film/ read a book about "The Camino". Some are walking in the footsteps of countless pilgrims who have gone before. Some are hoping, for what? There are other Pilgrim journeys in other parts of the world. So, why, the Camino to Santiago?