A Day at the Countryside / Camino de Santiago

April 17, 2017
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There's a worldwide known trail in the North of Spain called Camino de Santiago or Saint James's Way. The route starts in St Jean Pied de Port, in the French Pyrenees, and ends in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Camino de Santiago was originally a religious pilgrimage route culminating in the visit to the tomb of St James the Apostle at the Cathedral of Santiago that started back in the 9th century when the tomb was discovered.

25th July is St James Day, a holiday in Galicia. If 25th July falls on a Sunday, it will be considered to be a ‘Holy Year’ or Ano Xacobeo. Santiago de Compostela's old town is a UNESCO heritage site since 1985 and its University dates back to 1495.

Pilgrims follow directions from two symbols: the yellow scallop shell and yellow arrows which mark the way to Santiago. The trail from France to Santiago is 800kms long and takes approximately five weeks to complete but you can start your Camino at any point. However, you need to walk at least 100kms into Santiago to receive your Compostela certificate. This makes Sarria (111kms away from Santiago) the most popular starting point for walkers. If instead of walking you take your bike, you will need to cycle at least 200kms to Santiago to receive your Compostela certificate. Cyclists on the Camino are known as ‘bici-grinos’ (bike-pilgrims). Pilgrims have a passport that needs to be stamped at least once a day. The stamped passport is required to stay in albergues (public hostels).
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straw hat navy blazer oxford shoes fashion blogger outfit
You may be wondering what do these photos have to do with Camino de Santiago. Well, they were taken at one of the villages that are part of the trail. If you look closely, you will see the the scallop shell on the fountain below. In the village you can find one of the public hostels I mentioned before. The weather has been incredibly warm during the Easter holidays which resulted in a village full of resting pilgrims from all around the world. We also took advantage of this sunny day to visit this place where part of my family lives and enjoy a day at the countryside for a change.

I've been to Santiago de Compostela twice but I've never walked El Camino. It's something I'll probably do at some point in my life but not yet. You have to be fit to endure the long walks so some previous training is advisable. 
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If you or anyone you know is thinking about doing El Camino I recommend you check this English website where I found many interesting facts and useful information for pilgrims.

xo Cristina

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23 comments

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  3. I love the red details on that blazer!! And that hat...so perfect! Beautiful photos!

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  4. I love your blazer! That hat detailing is so cute with it!

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  7. Love the mix of preppy and casual! The blazer pairs perfectly with your distressed jeans!

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  8. I'm obsessed with your pocket square! Also - looks like you had a beautiful day for your adventure!

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  9. This is such a cute look, I love your shoes
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  11. Living on Cloud NineApril 20, 2017 at 12:34 AM

    LOVE that hat! What a classy outfit!

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  13. How interesting. Love how you included so many facts in your post. Loving your outfit as well!

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  14. Such a wonderful look! The blazer and hat look made for one another and I really like the casual way you styled them. It was also really interesting to read about St. James Way. So nice to "meet" you and thank you for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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  18. You look stunning! :)
    Happy weekend!

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  21. Belén Arce JáñezApril 22, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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