Pilgrim tip: 3 terms to know

  If you are new to the pilgrimage to Santiago, you may not know some of the “lingo”. 3 terms that are helpful to know are: The Credencial The Compostela The Fisterrana In the forum, this is all explained here in this post. Another good place for some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the pilgrimage…

Toronto Star: Curing isolation with a long walk

The Toronto Star recently had an article about the camino to Santiago. The article is not so much focusing on the actual walk, but on the other things that you might get out of walking the camino. Thousands of pilgrims find kindred souls, and themselves, on Earth’s long and winding roads. Despite email, BlackBerrys and…

The 33rd Festa do Queixo

Galicia, and Spain, are well know for their fiestas (or festas as they say in Galicia). The big season is summer, when there are one of these fiestas every weekend. They usually have a theme, and I saw in the paper today that the 33rd Cheese fiesta will be held this upcoming weekend, kicking off the…

New AVE (high speed train) Madrid – Barcelona

A few days ago the new high speed train service (AVE) between Madrid and Barcelona was introduced. Could be useful for someone trying to get to/get home from the camino. Some more information: — 17 departures daily Madrid to Barcelona (and another 17 going back) — Duration: About 2 hours and 40 minutes (speeds up…

Pilgrim Podcast – Pilgrims needed

I have been thinking about this for a while now, and decided that now would be a good time to get started with a pilgrim podcast. After seeing the amount of pilgrims in the forum that are arriving to Santiago in the next few months I decided to give it a try.