Several times in the past month, El Camino de Santiago has come up in conversation among my friends. For those who are unfamiliar with it, El Camino is a pilgrimage route in Spain. The Way of Saint James is a series of routes, predominantly taken on foot, along the Pyrenees and Asturias Mountains (though one can also take a route from Seville) leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of St. James the Apostle. Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims walk El Camino. A few years ago, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez brought El Camino to the big Screen in the movie, The Way. Ever since I first heard about it and subsequently saw the movie, I have wanted to walk it. Read more
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