There is usually much hysteria about packing one’s backpack as a sensible pilgrim should absolutely minimize the weight one is carrying; It makes the difference between a nice walk and a struggle. So a general rule is to pack what is absolutely necessary, throw out what you don’t need, and buy locally what you after […]

If you are over 60, you are likely to enjoy the Camino as if you were in your early thirties. Your age is generally in your mind and you are as old as you allow yourself to feel. Each year the pilgrim office in Santiago de Compostela publishes the number of pilgrims that have received […]

Holy Week in Galicia is the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Galician towns and villages during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. The most famous Holy Week celebrations are hold in the […]

Once you arrive in Santiago after your pilgrimage you can have the chance of doing a great deal of different things. Therefore, here you have a few places that you may enjoy during your visit. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This is the goal of every pilgrim. It was built piecemeal over several centuries […]

The FISTERRA- MUXÍA way is the only route that starts in Santiago de Compostela and I would like to highly recommend this journey as a very enjoyable postscript to a successful Camino, much like dessert after a fine meal. Some pilgrims think Santiago´s cathedral is the end of the way but pilgrimage is not over […]

All pilgrims to the camino should worry about health insurance coverage. European pilgrims can get freely the European Health  Card in their own country days before the pilgrimage. However, American pilgrims or anyone that travels overseas should order  a full-covering medical insurance including emergency rescue and transportation to their home country. If you are not a […]

Galicia is the final destination of the way of St. James. Galician Gastronomy is one of the good reasons to visit this region both you are a hiker or a standard tourist. You should not miss the delicious dishes that this part of Spain can offer to you.  If you do the Camino Frances, the […]

Hiking shoes, hiking boots, running shoes, sandals…which ones are the most suitable? I have read a lot of conflicting information about that. Some hikers say a good pair of hiking boots is required, especially if you are walking from October to March. Others claim that hiking boots are overkill and that hiking shoes or even […]

So here I am. I know that I want to walk the Camino, but there is that big decision I need to take before: which Camino should it be? Once you start to learn more about the Camino de Santiago and you browse in books, guides and of course on internet, very soon you discover […]

What do the green peppers have in common with the Camino? Even if you haven’t walked the Camino Portugués (yet) but you visited Galicia, you’ve probably heard and maybe even tried the famous “pimentos de Padrón”. There is a short popular Galician rhyme saying:   Pimentos de Padrón, Uns pican e outros non.   Green […]