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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."




Aug 14, 2017

Camino Inglés Route Changes

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!

Aug 11, 2017

Day Six on the Camino Portugues, Tomar to Alvaiázere, 32.54 Km (20.22 miles)

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.

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Aug 05, 2017

Day Five on the Camino Portugués, Golegã to Tomar, 31.08 Kilometers, 19.32 Miles

Our day five on the Camino Portugués was a day of heat, toil and for me, emotionally difficult.

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Jul 23, 2017

Day Four on the Camino Portugués, Santarém to Golegâ, 36.58 Km

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.

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Jul 14, 2017

The Town of Santarém, Portugal

The Town of Santarém, Portugal is along the Camino Portugués and is a charming stop on your journey.

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Jul 11, 2017

Day Three on the Camino Portugués

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.

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Jul 01, 2017

Day Two on the Camino Portugués

Our Day Two on the Camino Portugués was hot, dry, boring at times and long.

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Jun 24, 2017

Day One on the Camino Portugués

Our Day One on the Camino Portugués was much more beautiful and enjoyable than we had heard.

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Jun 02, 2017

The Official Start of the Camino Portugués in Lisbon

Many believe the official start of the Camino Portugués in Lisbon is the Cathedral of Lisbon.

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May 26, 2017

The Many Ways on the Camino Portugues

The Camino Portugues is not a single route, but offers the pilgrimage traveler many options.

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May 25, 2017

Suggested Packing List for Your Camino de Santiago

Here is my personal Camino de Santiago packing list that I offer as a suggestion for your own trip planning.

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May 17, 2017

Bunk Bed Yoga Stretches for the End of Your Camino Day

Every night before you sleep, doing these bunk-bed yoga stretches will help you stay healthy!

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Apr 02, 2017

Leaving for Lisbon, Portugal in Four Days!

Triumphal Arch and King Jose, I on Horseback, Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Feb 16, 2017

Walking from Illness to Health as a Pilgrimage

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

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Feb 11, 2017

What Will My Camino Hold?

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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