Surprisingly, It wasn’t until this year I had ever even HEARD of this expedition! Which is extra surprising because hiking and traveling? That’s like… what I live for. In my Spanish 205 class, we were discussing culture and the Camino de Santiago came up. I was drawn back because I had never come across the trek, yet it seemed like something I’d be into.
After class, I went home and did a little research and I was right, this is TOTALLY something I want to do. (Mom and Dad, I know you’re reading this **winkwink nudgenudge**)
For those of you who don’t know, the Camino de Santiago is a series of trails that generally run through Northern Spain with some extremities reaching into South France and even Portugal. Check out the map here. It began as a pilgrimage style activity for Catholics but quickly turned into something many backpackers and travelers strived to do.
Since the creation of the trail, numerous hostels and small inns have been erected near the side of the trail to house the travelers. From what I understand and what I’ve heard, there is an incredible amount of diversity along the trail and that some of the hostels along the way are wild.
For me, the Camino de Santiago was something that I had apparently never heard of for roughly 20 years, but in the past 2 weeks I’ve heard it spoken about maybe five or six times. Weird how that happens right? Anywho, I eventually came to find out that one of my close friends, Annie, had actually done it! What?? Haha that caught me by surprise.
Annie was nice enough to share some of her photos with me so without further adieu, I present to you, personal pictures of El Camino de Santiago! Gracias Annie 🙂
(Sorry for the bluryness, I had to blow some of them up)
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