The Camino de Santiago, also known as “El camino de santiago” or “The way of Saint James”, are actually several hiking routes that all lead to the town of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
Watch this video of our walk in September 2014.
The shell is one of the most popular symbol of the Camino.
A typical Camino de Santiago sign…
We walked some parts of the French Pyrenees barefoot! Yes, sans chausseurs. 🙂
Our Camino family! Annika, Lea, Gregory, Giraud, Johanna and I met while walking the Camino de Santiago in 2014. We did a reunion (and with other Camino friends on Skype) in early 2015.
So it’s been 3 weeks since we finished walking the Camino de Santiago. We are now in Portugal, doing a post-Camino backpacking trip. One day, while we were doing our tourist stuff, visiting the beautiful areas in Lisbon, we bumped into Jin and Masayo – 2 pilgrims who we met while walking the Camino! What a wonderful surprise! We are in Lisbon, Portugal, far away from Santiago de Compostela, Spain and weeks after our amazing walk! After some minutes of catching up, we said goodbye (again!) and wished them a “buen camino”. We walked a few meters from where we met the pilgrims and we found ourselves standing infront of the Church of Santiago with the big sign that says “Here begins the way (Camino) – 610 kms to Santiago de Compostela.”