What comforted you on your Camino de Santiago?

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The question was:

With the ongoing conversations about whether or not to bring phones and cameras on the Camino, I started thinking about why I felt it was important to me to bring my phone. Besides the safety reasons and possible need to connect with my daughter/walking companion should we be separated, I realized that having daily communication via text messages with my husband back home comforted me on some very challenging and painful days. I suspect that everyone probably has something that comforts them in times of discomfort and fatigue and helps them carry on. I’m hoping that others will share what has been comforting to them. (I also found comfort in a pair of lightweight fleece socks that got me through some very chilly nights!)

Read the conversation on what pilgrims do to comfort themselves on the Camino de Santiago.

1 Reply to “What comforted you on your Camino de Santiago?”

  1. Not sure what you mean by comforting, whether the physical, emotional or mental? For me it was my friend Lisa, who walked with me, that gave me emotional and mental comfort. I was blessed with the best companion for the walk that anyone could ask for. Physical comforts were holding hands of those I met, the Albergue bed, no matter how lumpy, the great regional wine and food, getting the rocks out of my Teva’s, and the sun along with cool breeze on my face.

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