People jump into the Camino de Santiago somewhere on the European continent. Pilgrims start wherever they want. We’ve loved talking with Andrea, who began the Camino in May from her home in Munich. The Way runs right outside her front door, she said.
There probably are more Americans than any other nationality walking the Camino, but Australians may outnumber us. Lots of Aussie accents.
Today I talked with a woman from Taiwan. She is walking the Camino slowly, at her own pace. I like that.
EVERYONE talks about blisters, shin splints, painful toes. The group of four call blisters “burabujas,” Spanish for bubbles.
Choose your slang: “Vitamin I” or “Camino Candy” — the pilgrims’ word for ibuprofen. The other crucial item in a pilgrim’s backpack is Compeed, for blisters, the best treatment ever.
Photos from Saturday, from Triacastela to Sarria.