Category Archives: Via de La Plata

Via de La Plata – a domestic safari between Almaden de la Plata and Real de la Jara.

Via de La Plata – a safari between Almaden de la Plata and Real de la Jara. The walk from Almaden de La Plata to Real de La Jara is about 16 km.  Many pilgrims find this too short for … Continue reading

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Via de La Plata – Seville into Sierra Norte de Sevilla.

Via de La Plata – Seville into Sierra Norte de Sevilla. Returning to my first Camino Paradise re-visited. For all the Caminos I have walked since my first, The Via de La Plata in 2010, I have held, deep within … Continue reading

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The Camino which awakens. Via de La Plata towards Caparra.

The Camino which awakens.   Via de La Plata, Caparra. Beginnings: Learning to walk once more. On Easter Monday 2010 I was arriving in the Northern part of Caceres where the South and warmer part of Spain ends and the … Continue reading

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Finding self on the Camino (Part 2) Accepting Fascists and Sleeping with strangers

Finding Self on the Camino (Part 2)  Merida to Aldea del Cano Accepting Fascists. Sleeping alone in a field, under the stars, and awaking covered in dew surrounded by mist gave me a delicious sense of freedom.  It opened my … Continue reading

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Finding oneself on the Camino (Part 1): Via de La Plata Merida.

Finding oneself on the Camino    (part 1)  Via de La Plata:     Merida. The “Ego” in my rucksack.   The person I was when I set off on my first Camino, the Via de La Plata, in 2010 … Continue reading

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Keeping reason in its place. Via de La Plata. Merida.

Disturbed by reason.  Via de La Plata  Merida. Almendralejo to Merida.     I left Almendralejo on my 61st birthday.  My legs felt better after the ungainly exercises the doctor had demonstrated to me in the hospital the previous afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Hospitality on the Camino de Santiago.

Hospitality. On the Caminos de Santiago there are many forms of hospitality, usually albergues or hostels run by volunteers, or by a local authority.  The work of the hospitalero is to welcome pilgrims and assure safe and cared-for shelter. The … Continue reading

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