El Camino – Day 11 – Villar de Mazarife to Villares de Orbigo

When reading tales of the Camino, you will often find references to grand communal dinners where people from different cultures and countries come together to share a meal and talk about life and their journey’s. We haven’t had one of… Continue Reading

El Camino – Days 9 & 10 – Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon to Villar De Mazarife

The Pilgrims have reached the big city! We planned a short(ish) day today to give us more time in Leon. We have been building an impressive shopping list since Day 3. The phrase “We can look for that when we… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 8 – Calazdilla De Los Hermanillos to Mansilla de Mulas

Today was a break from what we are used to on the Camino with an atypical dining experience and a new kind of Albergue. About the Food The first half of Day 8 was dominated by the memory of Leo… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 6 & 7 – Calzadilla de la Cueza to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos

Day 6 – Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun Day 6 was a remarkable day. We walked 13.17 miles (21.2km) and I wasn’t in pain. It was 5 hours of walking with two 1 hour breaks and the day felt… Continue Reading

El Camino – Days 4 & 5 – Boadilla to Calzadilla de la Cueza

Days 4 & 5 represent our longest and shortest days so far on the Camino. They also contained my first breakdown. Boadilla had a lovely Alburgue called “En El Camino” with one of the best meals we have had and a… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 3 – Castrojeriz to Boadilla

Today I found that in admitting my defeat I found success I started Day 3 with a clear goal to be more positive. I was feeling pretty cranky last night and wanted to make sure today was a better day.… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 2 – Hornillos to Castrojeriz 

Today was a hard day. But one with many lessons learned. I’m going to share them with you so you will know them too! Lessons Learned 1. Find your people and stick with them ○ So far there seem to… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 1 – Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

The first day. I think the best thing I can say is that we all survived it. And in better shape than expected. The Story Last night was a bit disappointing , the Cathedral we wanted to explore was closed… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day (s) 0- Getting There

They say the hardest part of any journey is getting started. Based on my Camino experience so far, that statement seems to be true. I left LA about 48 hours ago but it now seems like I’ve just been living… Continue Reading

El Camino de Santiago – Our Route

The Backstory Tomorrow is the day! The journey begins after two years of thinking and planning and day dreaming. Now that we are so close, I thought I should talk a bit about the route that we will be following.… Continue Reading