Surely more than once it has crossed your mind to do the Camino de Santiago. Surely, you have many friends who have done the Camino and have told you over and over again: do it, you’ll love it! The truth is that it has crossed your mind to do it, but you don’t understand why there is so much collective euphoria about it. You’re probably thinking, “I’m sure it’s fine, but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal either”.
If you’re a skeptic, in this post we’re going to show you why the Camino de Santiago is cool. Be careful, you run the risk of falling in love with the magic of the Camino, let’s get started!
The pilgrim feeling
That feeling or aura that floats in the air, the “good vibes” of the road. The Camino has an aura of mysticism and good vibes, which makes all the people on the pilgrimage socially wonderful. You will soak up positive attitudes and meet lots of people.
On a more transcendental level, the fact of undertaking this journey, considered by many: “of introspection”, will make you develop values and a much better way of life for your personal well-being. Along the way you learn to value what is necessary, no more, no less.
If you’re one of me, I’m sure that during the week you’re running from one place to another with the time stuck. Between work, family, obligations, errands… we barely have time for ourselves. It is common to always have our heads spinning about something we should do.
Those who practice sport know that that hour a day of running or going to the gym is the daily escape valve. Well, imagine this elevated to the fifth exponency! In this adventure the proposal is clear: a week of absolute disconnection, walking in the middle of nature. Undoubtedly, a mental release and an antidote to stress. In fact, many people do the Camino de Santiago to find the answer to something they are wondering about or to make an important decision. It is a very good experience to sort out ideas. And while you’re at it, you can get fit!
“And as we walk, we order our thoughts.
Our beloved nature
Ouch! And what to tell you about the contact with nature. If you live in a city, you’re sure to miss it a lot. Imagine a week of waking up to the sound of birds singing, kittens meowing or trees swaying in the wind. That’s what life is all about, my friend!
Afterwards, the fact that you can spend the whole day walking through nature and small rural villages, will undoubtedly be a luxury for your senses. If you love photography, you can take a few memory cards with you, you’re going to enjoy the landscapes!
From the mystic to the religious
And what kind of pilgrim are you going to be? There are many types of pilgrims, people motivated by different aspirations who set out on a journey. This is the richness of the adventure, we assure you that you will learn a lot from all the people you meet. Blessed diversity!
“Love is in the air, nananananananananaaaa”
What if I told you that there are many, many people who find the love of your life on the road? Maybe you’ll even fall in love, or maybe there will be some passing infatuation. You see, this is all advantages, eh?
I could go on writing a post of millions of words about why to do the Camino, but I think you get the idea of how cool it is, don’t you? Most probably, the Camino de Santiago is one of those experiences that everyone should live at least once in a lifetime. If you dare to do it with your furry friend, here you will find all the information.
So you know, grab a backpack, find your way, and while you’re at it, if you need to, find yourself. You might be surprised by what you find.