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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."




May 18, 2020

The Camino Sanabres

The Camino Sanabrés is a popular alternative to the Vía de la Plata, that leaves Granja de Moreruela, towards Ourense, in a more northwesterly direction.

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May 13, 2020

Vía de la Plata, Montamarta to Granja de Moreruela, Day Five, 23.8 Kms

Our day five on the Vía de la Plata, from Montamarta to Granja de Moreruela was yet another day of undulating gravel lanes, taking the pilgrim through fields.

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May 04, 2020

Vía de la Plata, Zamora to Montamarta, Day Four, 19.3 Km (11.99 Miles)

Our day four on the Vía de la Plata from Zamora to Montamarta was short and sweet.

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Apr 27, 2020

The Romanesque Town of Zamora, Spain

Zamora is an incredible place to take a rest day on your Vía de la Plata. It is smaller and more intimate than Salamanca, which we had seen three days prior.

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Apr 22, 2020

Vía de la Plata, Villanueva de Campeán to Zamora, Day Three, 18.2 Km

Our day three on the Vía de la Plata, from Villanueva de Campeán to Zamora was short and sweet, allowing plenty of time to explore the fabulous medieval town.

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Apr 14, 2020

Vía de la Plata, Cañedino to Villanueva de Campeán, Day Two, 22.65 Km

Our day two on the Vía de la Plata, from Cañedino to Villanueva de Campeán was not very beautiful, necessitating a walk paralleling the A-66 highway.

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Apr 10, 2020

Via de la Plata, Salamanca to Cañedino, Day One, 22.85 Kilometers

Our first day on the Via de la Plata, from Salamanca to Cañedino was charged with energy and excitement, despite the relatively boring landscape!

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Mar 31, 2020

Via de la Plata

The Via de la Plata, one of the longest pilgrimage routes to Santiago, at approximately 1000 km, is a solitary and historic walk, almost impossible in the summer months.

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Mar 19, 2020

Salamanca, a Spanish Historic, University Town

Salamanca is a wonderful town, famous for establishing the very first university in Spain. It is full of amazing history, art and architecture, for which you could spend many days exploring.

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Jan 18, 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

Camino Natural Via de la Plata from Alba de Tormes to Salamanca

The Camino Natural Via de la Plata connects Alba de Tormes and Salamanca, and is an excellent path if you wish to continue onward from Alba to the Via de la Plata (Camino de Santiago) in Salamanca.

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Dec 21, 2019

Garcihernández to Alba de Tormes, Day Five, Part II on the Teresiano

Alba de Tormes, where the tomb of St. Teresa of Jesus lies, is the final destination of the Camino Teresiano.

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Dec 20, 2019

Day Five on the Camino Teresiano, Part I, Mancera to Garcihernández

Day five on the Camino Teresiano, Part I, on the Southern Route to Garcihernández is again across the wide open Meseta, passing through Macotera, a natural park and Tordillos.

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Dec 03, 2019

Day Four on the Camino Teresiano, Narros del Castillo to Mancera Abajo

Our day four on the Camino Teresiano grew very hot as we continued to walk through the wide open countryside of the northern sub-plateau of Castillo y León, otherwise known in Spanish as the Meseta!

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Nov 30, 2019

Day Three on the Camino Teresiano, Fontiveros to Narros del Castillo

Our day three on the Camino Teresiano

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