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On the Way

My city is one of the main stages of the Way of St. James or Camino de Santiago. Through our streets, we see everyday dozens of pilgrims with their backpacks, walking towards the next stage. Some of them wear the shell, symbol of the pilgrimage. From our city (Pamplona) they have to walk 700.5 kilometres (about 435 miles) to reach Santiago. Three or four weeks walking through paths and roads with stops in special hostels prepared for them all along the way. They come from all around the world. Here are pictures of some of the ones I met this morning.


On the Way
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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

4 thoughts on “On the Way

  1. We used to see University of Oregon students hiking about town loaded down with backpacks and everything a person might need after departing civilization. I finally learned they were toughening up for summer experiences in the Oregon Cascades. When we would ride the ferries out of Seattle on a Sunday evening we often saw college students sprawled on the floor, exhausted after a weekend among the elements.

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