Category: Spain

By , July 4, 2012 3:04 pm

This is our HOW TO guide to walking the Camino de Santiago  (a.k.a. The Way of St. James) via the Camino Frances route. This path begins in Saint Jean Pied de Port, France and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. If you are looking for inspiration, you can read about our experience on the Camino by following the links at the bottom of the post. If you have already decided &#91read more]

By , June 28, 2012 3:43 pm

While I don’t intend to reduce our incredible experience walking the Camino de Santiago to a bunch of numbers, I expect there are people out there who are wondering just how much it costs.  And, I couldn’t resist jotting down a few extra stats along the way. The Budget Total Spent on the Camino (for 2 people): $1548.44 CAD or about 1200 Euros Total Spending per Day (for 2 people): &#91read more]

By , June 21, 2012 8:16 am

We can now say that we have walked to the end of the earth together. And what an incredible journey it has been! When we arrived in Santiago, we knew we weren’t finished walking yet. We didn’t feel any sense of finality as we sat in the Cathedral for the pilgrim’s mass – probably because we knew the path continued on for another 90 km to the coast. So we &#91read more]

By , June 18, 2012 10:44 am

We did it! We put in our biggest week of walking yet (and did it in only six days, to boot) to arrive in Santiago de Compostela on Saturday – a full day earlier than we had been planning on. We walked 177 km this week, but unfortunately did not raise any more money for the Canadian Diabetes Association. We were really hoping to reach our goal of $800 by &#91read more]

By , June 12, 2012 9:37 am

This week, we have found ourselves walking through the plains, wheat fields, forests, foothills, mountains, vineyards, and cherry orchards full of trees drooping with ripe fruit. We walked a total of 167 kilometres this week, putting in our longest day to date (33.5 km). We also got a lot closer to our goal of raising $800 for the Canadian Diabetes Association, with $265 in donations. We’ve only got one week &#91read more]

By , June 4, 2012 10:48 am

We’ve just finished our third week of the Camino and, while our bodies are a little battered, we couldn’t be in a better headspace.  As with the other weeks, this one has brought it’s share of challenges, but also it’s share of amazing experiences.  Distance-wise, we walked 163 km and we passed the halfway point (in our typical non-ceremonial fashion. We didn’t realize it until we crunched the numbers that &#91read more]

By , June 1, 2012 12:24 pm

We were wandering down the streets of Barcelona one day, when we came across an interesting deli. They specialized in international cuisine. Specifically, the shelves were divided up into sections by country or larger geographical region. Each section was filled with gourmet items (at least they had gourmet prices) that reflect the local cuisines of the regions. For example, the Greek shelves were lined with olives and olive oils. Spain &#91read more]