Did you get homesick on the Camino de Santiago?

Did you get homesick on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was:

Last year I walked with my husband and never experienced homesickness. I did meet several solo walkers who were very lonely and missed home. I would like to know if anyone experienced homesickness, what triggered it, and how they overcame it. Did it happen at the start or closer to the end? Were you able to speak about it with other pilgrims or did you keep it to yourself, and why?

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7 Replies to “Did you get homesick on the Camino de Santiago?”

  1. I’m homesick, as in already missing my wife and 2 kids,and I’m not going for 5 months!

  2. One can be lonely anywhere…even at home. I look forward to the Camino and an opportunity for making new friends and acquaintances, to walk off the little weight of “empty space” I feel in my soul and with luck, fill it with more than I could have imagined 🙂

  3. I did get homesick twice on my first trip to camino. The first was on my way there, I had a one day layover in London and felt terribly out of place. I found something to eat and started writing in my journal and it came out of me. The second time was when I left the camino to catch my flight home from Valodolid (sp) it’s an industrial city and I had arrived a day early. It made me so down I caught the bus back to Burgos and stayed there retracing my steps the next day.

  4. I didn’t feel homesick while doing my 5 five weeks alone in the Camino, I miss the Camino badly now that I’m at home. I wake up every morning thinking that I am in Spain although I never woke up in the Camino not knowing where I was…

  5. I wasn’t homesick but I wished my family members were with me to experience this amazing journey.

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