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Duperier's Authentic Journeys - Luxury Walking Tours of the Camino de Santiago in Spain
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Pope Benedict XVI visited Santiago de Compostela in 2010, a Holy Year. After attending a ceremony at the cathedral he emerged dressed as a traditional in cape with a shell and the cross of Santiago
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Authentic Journeys Sep 22
Boots, shoes and practise walking! How to look after your feet on the
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Authentic Journeys Sep 21
Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (1387-1400) features the story of the Wife of Bath, who had made a pilgrimage along the St James Way to Santiago. Chaucer writes of a ‘bold’ woman, a seamstress who had been married 5 times who ‘In company well could she laugh and chat.’
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Authentic Journeys Sep 19
The many famous women who have trodden the path of the camino follow in a long tradition of female pilgrims who have walked the Way.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 18
German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a visit to Spain in 2014 by going for a walk on the Camino with her host, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. She walked 6 km of the St James Way from Pedrouzo to Lavacolla, and then visited the cathedral in Santiago
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Authentic Journeys Sep 17
Queen Mathilde of Belgium walked the Camino in 2019. She, her husband King Philippe and their children Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore undertake their pilgrimage annually during Holy Week
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Authentic Journeys Sep 16
Irish politician Mary McAleese walked the Camino in 2009 when she was still President of Ireland. She walked 112 km from Sarria, Galicia to Santiago de Compostela with her husband Martin and some friends. She has also walked parts of it in France and Italy
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Authentic Journeys Sep 15
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W Bush, walked the Camino in 2004. She was accompanied by friends and security guards. The then 22 year old walked the Camino to celebrate graduating from the University of Austin in Texas
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Authentic Journeys Sep 14
We found this interview with a pilgrim who walked the in honour of his father moving, there is the realisation that the Camino allows people to open up to strangers in a way they wouldn’t usually
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Authentic Journeys Sep 13
US photographer Ruth Matilda Anderson visited Galicia in the 1920s to document Spanish culture for The Hispanic Society of America. She developed her photographs in a camping photo lab improvised where she stayed, including the Hotel Suizo in Compostela
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Authentic Journeys Sep 12
Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Edith Wharton traveled to Compostela twice in the 1920s walking the St. James Way in the Xacobeo (Holy) year.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 11
The Pilgrim's Office grants pilgrims who request it a Distance Certificate. It certifies the number of kilometers traveled. It's printed on parchment and decorated with a Latin phrase and image from the Calixtino Codex. 
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Authentic Journeys Sep 11
The Credencial del Peregrino, dates to the Middle Ages when it was used as a permit. War, plagues and crime made the roads dangerous, so the authorities gave pilgrims a pass to identify themselves as pilgrims and travel safely along the Camino de Santiago
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Dr Anne E Bailey Sep 9
The bells were soundly ringing out for yesterday's ! Next week's theme will be: REASONS FOR WALKING THE CAMINO.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 10
Walking is part of many pilgrimages. While we wait to return to the Camino, we can keep walking for many reasons.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 9
Replying to @WalkinSpain
On returning home, the pilgrims kept their clothes, hats and staffs as a pious souvenir and an example for their descendants, or they gave them to a church as a votive offering and sign of gratitude for having been able to return unharmed from the hazards of the journey.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 9
Replying to @WalkinSpain
a round hat with a wide rim and a bordón (staff) above head height with an iron tip. A pumpkin that also serves as a water bottle hangs from the staff or or from the pilgrim's belt.
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Authentic Journeys Sep 9
Replying to @WalkinSpain
Their clothing gradually took the form of a short overcoat that did not interfere with leg movements, a leather esclavina or pelerina (short cape) that gives protection against the cold and the rain,
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Authentic Journeys Sep 9
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Graeme Harvey Sep 8
this week is BELLS ON THE CAMINO 1. Early morning in Pontevedra 2. Astorga Town Hall - with the two moving figures of Colesa and Perico just next to the bell 3. Pamplona Cathedral looking ominous 4. The end of the road - Muxia
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