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Europepilgrims stayed here on Sep 20, 2013 during their trip titled: Rosemarie and Robert's Europe Pilgrimage.
... a up a hill alongside a misty farm there she was at the top of the hill filming us again then driving off again. That was the last we saw of her, fingers crossed we become international superstars from those 30 second grabs. The last two hours flew by and before we knew it we had arrived in Santiago, at which point we bumped into Alison who was trailing behind us for about a minutes. We all walked into the city together and headed towards the Cathedral. It took ...
... enterprising priest wrote a book about the Camino, where to stay, eat and what to see along the way- perhaps the first travel book. During the Renaissance period and thereafter interest waned, with fewer making the trek. In the last three decades, interest has been rekindled, and money poured into developing the route(s), helped in large part by movies and books written about the Camino. Today, thousands make the pilgrimage usually between June and October. ...
... is tradition for a pilgrim who completed their journey). Come to find out the line would not start moving until after the 12:30 mass was over. Because we waited in line for an hour and a half, we were one of the first people that day to hug Saint James' statue! It is crazy to think that pilgrims for over a thousand years have hugged this statue!
We also got to see Saint James' tomb and take a few moments to ...
... no warning and no hola or buon Camino greeting as has been the usual greeting when walking or riding to any pilgrim one passes along the track. Positives are quite a few horses were passing which made a nice change and still lovely countryside while walking the track. I will write my final blog in a few days after sharing the last experiences of this rite of passage. Thank you all for your wonderful comments which gave me lots of smiles and kept encouraging me ...