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Casa de los Dioses: David leaves and explains

It’s been a while now that the beans were spilled on the Camino and the news discussed among pilgrims. David, famous people of the Way, is leaving. 7 years after its creation on the Camino Frances a little bit before Astorga, he leaves the Casa de los Dioses where he welcomed pilgrims.

David explains his decision to leave the Casa to “Camino de Santiago Radio”… in Spanish. In this post, here’s his interview’s translation in English!

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Ultreia : meaning of a pilgrim’s cry

Ultreia! Here is a little word from Santiago’s vocabulary, just as strange as it is famous. Exchanged between pilgrims, printed on papers, carved into wood or rocks, you can see/hear it pretty much everywhere along the Ways.

Let’s discover a medieval saying that managed to stay young! 

 

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King Bird Festival in Le Puy-en-Velay!

This end of the week was the one of the 31st King Bird Festival in Le Puy-en-Velay. Inspired by an ancient tradition that is nearly 500 years old, this festival highlights the Renaissance era in every corner of the city. It’s a huge historical fuss in Le Puy!

Pilgrim, do you know this facet of the first French start to Santiago? Close-up on this “sideways” festival that is at the heart of Le Puy-en-Velay’s life!

 
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The return from Santiago, hidden face of the pilgrimage

Returning from the Camino

Going to Santiago is a wonderful stage of the Camino de Santiago… At once or in bits, for a (very!) long time or a few days, everyone does it his-her way and lives it intensely. But whether the Camino had been whole, fragmented, long or short, everyone is bound to be confronted to another stage of the Camion : the return!

Surprise, surprise! Even if it’s disregarded most of the time, returning to «normal» life is an integral part of any kind of journey… The Way is no different !

Let’s shed some light on this under-estimated side of the Camino!

 

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Your equipment’s essential component

equipment

Choosing the right equipment, what a poser… There are so many options, choices, recommendations and things to take into account! A pilgrim who’s used to hike may find it enjoyable, but more often, the task is a true nightmare to those who never (or hardly never) went for a long walk…

Despite all the catalogs and the advice one may find, the most important thing often remains in the shadow. Do you know the crucial element of an ideal pack? Are you aware of the essential component that will help you find the perfect gears?

The (surprising?) answer, right here…

 

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Why the Camino is a Way of Love

The Camino is a Way of Love, I believe it since my first pilgrimage. It’s a feeling that settles and grows stronger every time I’m back on the Ways.

You may say talking like that is a little mushy. But no, not at all! Talking about Love is talking about what makes the World go round… the right way. As far as the Camino is concerned, it means talking precisely about what makes the Way so special.

The Camino, a Way of Love, let’s see it here and now!

 

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Le Puy route to Aubrac, 2016: part 2

In this post, the rest of my adventures on the Le Puy route! This 2nd part tells you all about my Way from Le Villeret d’Apcher to Aubrac… as well as how I kept the Spirit of the Way with me after it was all over!

 

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Le Puy route to Aubrac, 2016: part 1

Here I am, back from my journey on the Le Puy route in France! My vacations and the blog’s are over: there are already a million of things to do… Every single of these things is very interesting, but why not extend the Way a little more?

I was supposed to walk from Le Puy to Figeac, but my journey actually stopped in Aubrac. And this was not the only surprise of this year’s Way! Here is the first part of my mini-Camino on the Le Puy route!

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