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Valcarlos to Roncesvalles

Or should I say Luzaide to Orreaga? In this region, one place bears 3 names. Like it’s Roncesvalles in Spanish, Roncesvaux in French and Orreaga in Basque. Oh, I have to give it to the Basque to insist on its … Continue reading

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The Little French Basque Village At The Foot of the Pass (Saint Jean Pied de Port)

The most popular route when doing the Camino de Santiago Compostela is the Camino Frances. And it starts in this tiny but enchanting Basque village in the south of France. Saint Jean Pied de Port or SJPP literally translates to … Continue reading

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Sheep Bells Through The Mist (SJPP to Valcarlos)

Stepped out of our Hotel Itzalpea at 7:30 this foggy morning. Skipped breakfast, thinking there’d be a cafe bar between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Valcarlos, the first town in Spain from the French border. Still Basque Country. In … Continue reading

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GAME OVER IN FINISTERRE Y MUXIA?

I wanted so much to stay on in Santiago de Compostela after my camino early May 2015. But I needed to join up with friends on a fancy Scandinavian cruise so I left a day after without exploring Santiago de … Continue reading

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MENOS EMOCIONAL EN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 

I’m back just a month after my Camino de Santiago de Compostela. No epiphany for me the first time I reached this pilgrimage site. No lifechanging realization. Yet I felt emotional that first time I set my eyes on the … Continue reading

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