I’M HEADED TO SPAIN!!!!
For years now I’ve wanted to do the Camino de Santiago in Spain and now I get to do just that. It’s the first time I travel outside of the continent, so it’s a little scary.
If you don’t know or are interested in the Camino de Santiago, there’s a great movie out there that inspired me to do the Camino called; “The Way”, Directed by Emilio Estevez
Here’s a summary I found on IMDB:
“The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his “California Bubble Life”. Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer’s block. From the unexpected and, often times, amusing experiences along the way, this unlikely quartet of misfits creates an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through Tom’s unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose”.
Without a doubt, I’ll be posting all kinds of pictures of this adventure.
If you have any advice or tips please let me know. Wish me a “Buen Camino”