León has proved itself a wonderful city, combining stunning historical architecture with an irresistible energy. Its standout attraction is the cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Spain, but there's so much more to see and do here. By day you'll encounter a city with its roots firmly planted in the soil of northern Castilla, with its grand monuments, loyal Catholic heritage and a role as an important staging post along the Camino de Santiago. By night León is taken over by a deep-into-the-night soundtrack of revelry that floods the narrow streets and plazas of the picturesque old quarter, the Barrio Húmedo and the Romantica.
There are some things that are best experienced within the solitude of your mind, like meditating or soul searching… and perhaps, walking through the Spanish Meseta on the Camino de Santiago.
The Meseta is the central Spanish tableland, which intersects the Camino Frances between Burgos and Astorga. It is a part of Spain known among pilgrims for its wide skies, dry heat and flat lands, all of which mess with perceptions of time and distance. It is also anticipated as a part of the Camino that is likely to get under your skin, test your mind, confront your heart, and make you wonder a little bit about your connection to this world.
By León I didn’t find the answers because I still had not quite formulated the questions but I’m sure of this, Camino is an amazing experience & great for the soul. Enjoy my Meseta pics.
And so the journey continues through many varied and interesting places along The Way of St James aka Santiago. Logrono, Burgos, all in between.
Walked out of Pamplona into week 2 of Camino Frances. Enjoy the journey through my pics because I’ve got insanely sore feet! I’ll let the photos tell the story.
Two nights in Pamplona was a blessing for sore feet! A wonderful city with much to offer.
With a population of just 1500, St Jean Pied de Port is the ancient capital of the Basque region of Basse-Navarre. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees this is where I commenced my Camino. Week 1 was particularly gruelling as I walked over the Pyrenees into Spain. The paths were very steep up, and the descents more so and dangerous. Here’s a few images from week one. St Jean Pied de Port was a real treat. After officiating my pilgrim credencial and collecting my scallop shell I was set to take my first pilgrimage step.
After journeying from Australia to France I spent a leisurely week to physically and mentally prepare for my Camino. Hope you enjoy just a few images from my pre-camino week.
On the eve of my physical, spiritual and mental journey commencing I’ve been showered with lovely thoughts, wishes and gifts from great friends to send me on MY WAY. It’s been a fantastic year for me. Having shed a lot of toxic energy clogging up my dreams I’m now free to journey my life the way I’ve envisaged it. Dream big, live local but think global and Buen Camino