When on the Camino do as the Romans

As I was reading more about the history of the Camino I was humbled in knowing that at times, my feet were on the same path that Augustus himself took.

We´re not talking philosophically, but historically. There are so many different paths that lead to Santiago but the one I am on, the Camino Frances offers options to follow the way of the Romans.

Sayagun has a very visible Roman presence and many of the bridges were built as in rome and its areas.

Given America is so young, the Camino´s visible history is quite remarkable. What moves me even more is to know that I am taking steps where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have taken theirs, with a common final destination.

It is said that no one walks the Camino without at least one specific intention or reason. For many, they are at crossroads in life; completion of their studies, a divorce, a retirement or hundreds of other reasons.

We ask, and we are often asked… over and over again. A few give a ¨personal reason¨type of answer, but most feel quite comfortable going into many details.

We all become linked somehow by doing the Camino and friendships are formed by self disclosures. This is a big part of the Camino experience.

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