Spanish for the Camino

 

 

Welcome to the Spanish for the Camino blog.

Here is the plan:

Every few weeks I will write a post about Camino related topics with:

  • useful vocabulary
  • audio guide so you know how to pronounce these words and phrases and
  • general info and tips for the Camino de Santiago
Finisterre

Finisterre

Last weekend I was in Fisterra. Or is it Finisterre? And why do so many people end their Camino de Santiago there? Or in Muxía. Let's start with the name. Is it Finisterre or Fisterra? You may already be aware that Galicia has its own language, apart from Spanish. You...

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A Conversation with Leigh

A Conversation with Leigh | The Camino de Santiago helped Leigh find new meaning in her life after a painful and difficult period. In the past year, she has co-founded The Camino Café, which serves the Camino de Santiago community with video interviews, podcasts,...

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Game of the goose

Game of the goose

Have you heard of the Game of the Goose? The Game of the Goose is a board game I used to play as a child... and now play again with my kids. And how is this relevant to the Camino, you may ask? In this guest post, Vickie Kelty tells us about the benefits of...

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Games and the Camino

Games and the Camino

Have you ever played any games on the Camino? Have you even considered it? I had a lovely evening on the Camino Inglés last year, playing cards. It was fun, but it was also an opportunity to bond and, of course, to learn about Spanish culture and language. So, if you...

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La Luz del Camino

La Luz del Camino

A month ago I had the opportunity to take part in La Luz del Camino initiative.   But what is La Luz del Camino? After the confinamiento (lockdown), some peregrinos (pilgrims) decided to start a Camino from Roncesvalles, on the Camino Francés, carrying a special...

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The weather on the Camino

The weather on the Camino

The weather on the Camino | This is a question I see quite frequently in Camino-related groups: "I'm doing (add a Camino of your choice here) in (add any month or season). What will the weather be like?" The only true answer to this is: Who knows?! There are too many...

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The Camino and the new normal

The Camino and the new normal

The Camino and the new normal | In the last few months, many have had to postpone or cancel their Camino plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spain shut down and we were in strict lockdown for 2 months. When is the Camino reopening? That has been one of the most...

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A conversation with Oihana

A conversation with Oihana

A conversation with Oihana | I met Oihana online. When or how exactly I can't remember. We both belong to some of the same Camino-related FB groups and we have a couple of things in common: we were both born in towns along one of the Caminos and we have both lived in...

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