Spain: El Camino, Pt. 1

The Camino de Santiago is a 500-mile hike across northern Spain. It takes about 30 days to complete on foot. You carry everything you need in a backpack, and follow the arrows and shells so you don’t get lost. Scroll down for photos of my adventures. For more details about the pilgrimage, see HERE.

PART 1: The first summer, I walked from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Burgos, Spain (273km/169 miles). However, I could not finish the pilgrimage and had to fly back home that summer because my foot was ridiculously swollen and no longer fit inside my shoe.

PART 2: The second summer, I walked from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela, and then we took a bus to the ocean in Finisterre, Spain, or “The End of the World” (708 kilometers/439 miles). We also spent one day sightseeing in Lisbon, Portugal, where I ate percebes, or barnacles. So grateful to have been able to return and finish the Camino!

PART 1: St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Burgos, Spain