First Steps

first-steps-camino-de-santiagoThe first time I made the Camino it was unplanned. I was working as an English teacher in Tunisia one summer from university and a couple of University friends who were making the Camino invited me along with them. Along with my laptop, poor shoes, unnecessary North African souvenirs and nursing a slight injury from pushing a car I joined them on the last 2 weeks of their journey. That experience of the Camino never left me – the simplicity, comradery, the life stories of the people you meet, the beautiful towns and countryside, the crispness and quiet of a 5.30am start!

That experience of the Camino never left me – the simplicity... the crispness of a 5.30am start! Click To Tweet

Since then I returned another year to make the Portuguese way on my own, and I feel in many ways it has changed who I am. This website is intended to encourage others to take a leap and push themselves to share in the same experience of countless generations of pilgrims. I hope that you can make use of the resources that I share from my own personal experience, advice of those who I am fortunate to have met along the way, and the best of the internet too!