We had an excellent trip, our Camino for the Ages. The shorter distances worked for us. We noted changes to the Camino. More people were walking solo, having their packs transported, walking "the whole thing" in one journey rather than walking a section and returning another year to continue, and there seemed to be more women on the trail than in the past. All stays the same, as it changes. Pilgrims still love to talk together and share. It is peaceful and relaxed. We still greatly enjoy being there.
Each of the three cities we visited after our Camino was wonderful. We worked at visiting like one walks the Camino . . . not trying to "see" or "do" but just to "be present" and soak in the history and culture. The Camino has helped us become better travelers, regardless of where we go.
Peg and Russ Hall
- Second Wind
- Why Walk It?
- Step 1. Planning Your Camino -- What kind, Where, When, How far, Alone, Getting there . . .
- Step 2. Getting Ready -- Training, Packing, Gear, Clothes, Electronics, Passports, TSA . . .
- Step 3. Being There -- Money, Lodgings, Food, Language . . .
- Step 4. Adapting -- Guidebooks, Websites, Trail conditions, Schedule, Water, Weather, Pain, Hazards, Phones . . .
- Step 5. Being a Pilgrim and a Tourist -- Types of pilgrimmage, Roman roads, Medieval life, Wonders . . .
- Step 6. Living the Lessons of the Camino -- Once or again, Connecting at home, Being hospitaleros . . .
- Who Are We?
- All Our Caminos