Camino de Santiago 2011 - Day One - St Jean Pied de Port - Somewhere out there is where I came from, somewhere beyond where I'm headed to., by Darran
El Camino de Sanitago, or The Way of St. James, is a series of paths across Spain that span hundreds of miles in length which serve as a pilgrimage to the believed burial site of the apostle St. James. The most popular trail, for example, is El Camino Frances (The French Way) which is a distance of about 500 miles. Eight trails are available for travelers to cross, and those who complete 100km of either path are certified for their completion.
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Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, 2014, presented by Virgil Films and Entertainment.
This film follows the journey of six individuals from various backgrounds, all of whom begin their adventure through El Camino de Santiago to mimic the trail walked by thousands of pilgrims before them. While the path asks much of its visitors--challeinging the body's physical and mental toughness in unimaginable ways--those who venture through the Camino soon discover an unparalleled triumph of the self, and the soul.
A video that provides a close up of a facsimile of the manuscript, that served as a guide for pilgrims along the Camino Santiago de Compostela. Linked to from Youtube (advertisement for the facsimile).
Bert Archer's A Skeptic's Pilgrimage in Spain. In this illustrated essay, Archer takes a less traveled road to Santiago. He walks the Via de la Plata to avoid the crowds of tourists.
The tiny streets of the mostly undeveloped town of Baños de Montemayor.
Photo: Bert Archer