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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."
Please note: A new route for day three is currently being worked on, and is a work-in-progress. The temporary new route no longer walks by the Bar Julia, and goes a different way after Leiro. It re-joins the old route before Hospital de Bruma. For now, your best bet for the lastest information is at the Facebook group, Camino Ingl�s - Official English Speakers' Group. Click this link to find more information. Ultreia!
Day six on the Camino Portugués was another long stage, cooler and more hilly as we left the hot lowlands for the terraced olive groves and eucalyptus forests.
Our day five on the Camino Portugués was a day of heat, toil and for me, emotionally difficult.
Day Four on the Camino Portugués is essentially a walk through God's wine country, from one farm village to another, navigating the pilgrimage traveler on old and rough tractor lanes between fields.
The Town of Santarém, Portugal is along the Camino Portugués and is a charming stop on your journey.
Our day three on the Camino Portugués was through miles and miles of fertile, open farmland north and east of Azambuja, hot, dry and with a steep uphill climb into Santarem at day's end.
Our Day Two on the Camino Portugués was hot, dry, boring at times and long.
Our Day One on the Camino Portugués was much more beautiful and enjoyable than we had heard.
Many believe the official start of the Camino Portugués in Lisbon is the Cathedral of Lisbon.
The Camino Portugues is not a single route, but offers the pilgrimage traveler many options.
Here is my personal Camino de Santiago packing list that I offer as a suggestion for your own trip planning.
Every night before you sleep, doing these bunk-bed yoga stretches will help you stay healthy!
Triumphal Arch and King Jose, I on Horseback, Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal
Finally, we get to take our Camino Portugues. After nine months of seeing to Rich's mother after a debilitating stroke, we can finally do some soul-tending for ourselves. We hope to do the entire CP from Lisbon to Santiago, and use the coastal route from Porto. We will try to keep yo updated as to our progress, and write a full report when we get back.
Hi - I wanted to share with you that I found your points about one's feelings after a pilgrimage to be very useful - I wrote a few notes of my own around
Thank you so much for this. I have been pining to do the Camino do at least 5 years, and am finally going in late April. It is oddly difficult to understand,
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