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These are pictures from my hike across the ancient Camino de Santiago across Spain in the summer of 2013 and the Spring of 2017. (Find my book about that experience under Books in the menu above.) In 2013, I started in Pamplona and finished in Santiago de Compestela, a distance of about 450 miles. I walked an average of 15 miles per day for 30 days. In April 2017, I walked 8 days from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Najera in Spain. Walkers on the trail are called 'peregrinos" which means 'pilgrim' in Spanish. The Camino has many different routes, with the route I took, the Camino Frances, being the most popular and starting at the French border town of St Jean just on the other side of the Pyrenees Mountains. Peregrinos who complete at least the last 100km to Santiago on foot can claim a Compestela certificate at the cathedral in Santiago de Compestela. Walkers collect stamps from stops along the way in their "pilgrim's passport" to prove they have done the journey. The pilgrim passport also gains them access to hostels along the way that are only for pilgrims.
Near Pamplona
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The Monument to Peregrinos
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A Roman Road
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My Camino Passport
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Najera
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Outside Najera
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A Camino Marker
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The Values of the Camino on the Passport
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My Favorite Camino Picture
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Traffic Jam on the Camino
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A Fellow Peregrino
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Walking
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On the Meseta along a Roman Road
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Getting High
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Monument to a fellow peregrino
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