Category: Travel

El Camino de Santiago: The Facts

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If you’ve been following my blog closely this past summer (especially my Instagram account), then you’ve probably noticed me talking a lot about Spain and this thing called “El Camino,” first featured in my post about bucket lists. But what is El Camino de Santiago, you may ask? Well, over the next few weeks, I’ll be dishing all the tea about this ancient pilgrimage here on the blog, discussing the facts, people, stories, and lessons I learned during the 500 mile trek my brother and I walked this past summer. Did our feet hurt? Why would we willingly do such a thing? What kind of food did we eat? I’m answering all of these questions and more in today’s post! Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: The Facts”

Spanish Travels: Day Trip to Montserrat

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While road-tripping across Spain with my family this summer (a wild time, by the way—keep reading to find out more), we decided to take a half-day trip to Montserrat in Catalonia. A little more than an hour outside of Barcelona, Montserrat is a mountain range—literally meaning “serrated mountain”—that is rich with religious history and incredible views. Nestled in between these pillar-like rocks is a monastery and basilica, with the latter housing the famous 12th century Black Madonna statue, the patron saint of Catalonia. Today Montserrat is a sight for Catholic pilgrims and tourists alike—I mean, just look at these views! Continue reading “Spanish Travels: Day Trip to Montserrat”

Spanish Travels: Muxia and Finisterre

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After my brother and I finished walking El Camino de Santiago, the rest of our family met us in Spain for a road trip across the country—first stop, Muxia and Finisterre! While the traditional end of the Camino is in Santiago, many pilgrims choose to continue walking an extra three days to either Muxia or Finisterre to see the ocean (and the mile marker that says 0 kilometers left!). So…my brother and I took the easy way out and drove there in a quick hour and a half instead. Ha! Continue reading “Spanish Travels: Muxia and Finisterre”