Who knows the expression "All roads lead to Rome?" Well, I've got news for you! ALL ROADS LEAD TO SANTIAGO! A pilgrimage. A life journey. And did you know it passes our Costa Blanca doorstep? I've got the bug. Join me!
There are many reasons why people choose to walk the Camino de Santiago. Some of the most common reasons include:
1. Spiritual or religious reasons - The Camino de Santiago is an important religious pilgrimage for many Catholics, who walk the route in order to pay homage to the remains of the apostle Saint James, which are said to rest in the city of Santiago de Compostela. But its so much more than that....
2. Physical and mental challenge - Walking the Camino is a physical and mental challenge that requires a lot of endurance, strength, and perseverance. Many people choose to walk the Camino as a personal challenge, to push themselves out of their comfort zone and test their limits.
3. Meeting new people and learning about different cultures - Walking the Camino is a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the world. You'll walk alongside other pilgrims, share stories, and make lasting friendships. Human connection is key to our happiness.
4. Finding inner peace - can be a deeply spiritual experience for many people, who find that the solitude and natural beauty of the route help to quiet their minds and find inner peace. And we all need more of that!
Ultimately, the reasons why people choose to walk the Camino de Santiago are as varied as the people themselves.
If you'd like to participate in one of my CAMINO SANTIAGO TASTER HIKES then drop me a WhatsApp. We do these once a month. They are both fun and full fulling +34 676 507 791.