Walking lessons

When I first heard about the Camino de Santiago, my response was unequivocally disbelieving: “Why would anyone want to do that?” I was doing research in Europe and fancied that my journey—by air, rented car and first-class train, no less—was a pilgrimage, so I began reading the history of Christian pilgrimage. I kept encountering information about the Camino, a Spanish pilgrim path that was one of the three most prominent pilgrimage destinations in medieval times (competing with Rome and the Holy Land).


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