Updated: Dec 12, 2018
In August 2018, I took a month off to walk the Camino De Santiago in Spain.
The Camino de Santiago (known in English as the Way of Saint James), is a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow the routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.
I walked The French Way (Camino Francés) which is approximately 800 km long to get to Santiago. And then I continued my journey by walking another 100+ km to reach the ocean in Finistere and Muxia.
On the Camino (The Way), I met with beautiful fascinating people from every continent across the world. Many are at a crossroad in their life. But aren’t we all at a crossroad? The Camino helps you find your way literally and figuratively and leads you back to where you need to go. And so it is in life when you have a compass. We all need a good compass so we always find our way.
Walking the Camino De Santiago was an experience of a lifetime. It opened my mind to a world of possibilities as I had lots of time to reflect on life while walking alone or with a group. The daily journey always ends in an albergue where I met other fellow pilgrims with whom I had dinner and sometimes continue the route together the next day. We share life stories along the way. It’s an enlightening journey which I recommend if you have a chance to do it one day.