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Cut in half Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles

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Why cut in half the stage from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles? Ascent of the Pyrenees, splendid views upon the surrounding Basque Country, herds of stock let loose, ethereal sensations, excitement to cross over Spain… This stretch wins unanimous agreement: it’s one of the most beautiful stage of the Ways to Santiago! Yet, if it’s totally doable, it’s also one of the toughest. Its length, its important incline, the stain it requires; not even mentioning the stress induced by the idea of walking over a mountain, of a first day on the Camino, of the bed race or of the fear to arrive too late… There’s not exactly enough time to wander around and it cuts the pleasure to walk the stage!

And yet, there are not one but several easy ways to cut in half this mythical stage and fully enjoy it… Here is now a review of your options!

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Winter is dying, spring is coming… blog restart!

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Great news, Santiago in Love is ready to restart! The blog was at a standstill since February last year and was quite a close call… it nearly disappeared. Winter is dying, spring is coming; after a time on the roadsides of the Camino, let’s get back on better Ways!

Ups and downs happen everywhere. Since last year, my relationship with the Camino went through some downs that were really low… I was really close to decide to give up on the blog and to close it for good. Thankfully, time worked to my advantage and I eventually made up with the Camino. My interest in continuing Santiago in Love is back and voila! I’m back around here to restart the blog and keep talking about the Way!

 

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From Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles… now! (February 2017)

Croix Thibaud Camino

In Saint Jean Pied de Port, the number of pilgrims slowly increases. For now, all walk through Valcarlos because the high route is still closed… But you can feel it: pilgrimage season is about to start!

What if, in this post, I’ll take you on a walk to help us wait? Let’s go on the Camino between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles… through Valcarlos and the high route!

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Santiago in Love and I are (finally) settled!

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In my last post, I told you about moving… Well, it’s done! Santiago in Love and I have moved OUT, and moved IN! We are now settled. Have you decided where, thanks to the clue I left you? (I’ve put it back here)

The answser, right now 😉

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Invite Santiago over for Christmas and New Year

Santiago comes over for Christmas and New Year

As Christmas and New Year are approaching, the Camino really seems far away. After the simplicity of the Way, all the holiday’s hustle and bustle fell un-authentic. Maybe you even wish to escape and go back to Santiago… But what if, this year, the Spirit of the Camino was at the heart of the parties?

Why not shake traditions a bit? Here are 5 suggestions to make your holidays more pilgrim-friendly!

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Camino-blues: some ideas to cheer you up

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When few pilgrims head off to Santiago in winter, most are left to dream about the Camino. Often after one returns, nostalgia invites itself and some grim Camino-blues settles in. A feeling that truly is no fun…

So, what to do when clouds cloak your stars? Here are some ideas to lift your spirit and put a smile back on your face!

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5 truly unique Christmas presents for pilgrims

That’s it, December is here and holidays are coming. Shopping madness for Christmas presents with them… Oh stress, oh despair for many people… Maybe it’s even worse for those who have a pilgrim in their family or friend circle. Because after s-he discovered simplicity on the Way, nothing seems to interest him-her. Apart from the Camino of course! Unfortunately, s-he already has full gears. S-he also read books and saw movies about the Way one didn’t even suspect existed.

So, the question remains unanswered… What gift would please a pilgrim? Here are 5 unique propositions to that question, to hit the nail on the head and fill his-her eyes with stars!

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Ending of the Jubilee of Mercy on the Camino

Closure of the Jubilee of Mercy

On December, 8th 2015, Pope Francis opened the Jubilee of Mercy. Since this date, Catholic around the World have lived a very special year! This week, the time has finally come to close the event… As in the rest of the world, celebrations are taking place along the Camino. Meetings are organized, Masses are celebrated, Holy Doors are sealed.

Focus on an exceptional event for Catholics… and the Camino de Santiago!

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Experience of the Camino in 8 words

experience of the Camino

The Way is an Adventure, with a capital A. It’s a long distance journey enhanced by a spiritual dimension. An outer but mostly inner pilgrimage! Here are 8 words to share the experience of the Camino.

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