Camino de Santiago

The Way of St. James

A Brief Introduction

Camino is more like a place where the secular pilgrim goes in search of his own spirituality.”


(Note: This is not a religious blog.)

Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) pronounced “kāmino” – is a pilgrimage route in the north of Spain. There are, in fact,  various different routes across Europe which all lead to Santiago de Compostela.

Although it is one of the holiest shrines of Christianity, increasing number of pilgrims who are walking the Camino these days belong to various different faiths or to none at all. So, you find people from all faiths here.  As someone told me once, Camino is more like a place where the secular pilgrim goes in search of his own spirituality.

The route that I took is known as Camino Frances.  It begins  in a small town of Saint Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the border and stretches up to the City of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia Province near the north-western coast of Spain.


I have related my journey on this blog in various episodes.

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5 Responses to Camino de Santiago

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  2. Mary Jane says:

    Beautiful photo of the Cathedral.

    • Samyak Jaya says:

      Yes, it is one of those structures which offer refuge to every visitor and receive them with open arms irrespective of their faith or belief system. Gives a feeling of having arrived!

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  4. Anand says:

    I hope to do the trek by 1st quarter of 2013. Thank you.

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