Portugal, Spain · 4 Days · 24 Moments · June 2018

Camino Dos

4 July 2018

The pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where legend has it that the The pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where legend has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James the Elder lays, mostly takes place in northwestern Spain, beginning in France or Portugal. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years. As modern day peregrinos, the reasons for walking range from religious to spiritual, historical to cultural, and/or for sport.
Like many, we were inspired to take the journey for our love of travel and from watching The Way, an independent film directed by Emilio Estevez, (which we highly recommend), https://youtu.be/o5VZKWcgw6c. Our caminos have each been unique and amazing experiences that have allowed us to make new friends, to delight in amazing food, to explore quaint villages with locals who always welcomed us with "Buen Camino", and to contemplate our lives. We've come across many who have quit their jobs to travel the world, to start a new adventure. The thing that stood out most to us was the way they've chosen to live their lives...work to live...not live to work, which has really inspired us to do the same.  Buen Camino!

3 July 2018

After a long day, a treat - Clara con Límon.
Camino Day 2

2 July 2018

For anyone who has never walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostella, it is a wonderful way to see the country.

1 July 2018

This was a beautiful walk crossing the border from Portugal into Spain.
Camino Day 1 was a long and tough day. We realized how much we had trained for our first Camino 2 years ago. We were sore but at least the weather was cool with showers. We ended our day with a bottle of amazing Rioja wine. Our Camino started in Tui, a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, in Spain. It is situated in the comarca of O Baixo Miño. It is located on the left bank of the Miño River, facing the Portuguese town of Valença. 

30 June 2018

Our arrival in Porto was great as we were greeted by the owner of the bar next door to our AirBnB. He was certainly a consummate host on our first day...welcoming us with fab Ports from the Douro Valley, fine wines, tapas, and dancing. It was so much fun. A great Day 1 of our vacay. The first time you take a bite of a francesinha will certainly keep your mouth watering for more. Warm and savory with a medley of meats and more than a hint of melted cheese in each forkful, this dish, traditional to Porto, is in a category all of its own. Calorie bomb, meat-lover’s dream, and drunk sandwich are just three ways to describe the francesinha, but nearly everyone calls it delicious!! We sure do.