Taking a break from finances today to talk about my other passion – travel! This is a continuation of my guest post So You Want To Hike the Camino De Santiago published today at GoCurryCracker.com. If you are interested in knowing the In’s & Out’s of walking the camino, please hop over there to check it out. If you’re interested in the Do’s & Don’ts, keep reading….
Of all the lessons I have learned in life, I have learned the most from my mistakes. The Camino De Santiago was no different. It took a failed first attempt to wisen me up before being able to successfully complete the 500 mile hike multiple times since. Today’s lesson is for you to learn what to do and what not to do before ever setting foot on the trail so, unlike me, you can be a first time success. You’re welcome in advance. 🙂
First, a brief bit of history…
The Camino De Santiago is an ancient footpath in Spain with many starting points but only one ending point, Santiago De Compostela (SDC). The history of The Camino dates back to the middle ages when it was once (and still for some) used as a pilgrimage to the visit the remains of St. James The Apostle, located in SDC. Since then it has also been used as punishment for thieves, bragging rights for Kings and Queens, and more recently, for historical, spiritual, or tourist related purposes.
Now, I don’t pretend to be an expert on hiking nor on the camino itself, but the following are tips that I have picked up over my past 5 camino’s. I hope you find them useful! 🙂
The Do’s & Dont’s of Hiking the Camino De Santiago
First, the DON’TS:
1. DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE – this one should be easy for most but let me break it down just in case there is any doubt… Continue reading “The Do’s & Dont’s of Walking the Camino de Santiago”