maandag 20 juli 2015

Kumano Kodo 3x!

Kumano Kodō is a pilgrimage route to the Kumano Sanzan: Kumano Hongū Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and Kumano Nachi Taisha.

This blog entry presents three impressions of the Kumano Kodo in Japan. Like the Camino the Santiago a world heritage site.

Discover the Spirit of Japan

See also following video from Macs Adventure

And finally this impression from Chuoeigasha.

Camino Frances

Another impression from the Camino Frances,
nice combination of stills and moving images.
Memories for those who saw,
perhaps desires for those who will. 

Dane Ward

zaterdag 18 juli 2015

Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve (2013)

Perhaps you watched the BBC series on pilgrimage
with Simon Reeve earlier in 2013.
If not, here's your chance.

Holy Island to Canterbury
France, Camino, St Bernard, San Giovanni, Rome

(No alternate location found yet ;-(

Holy Land, Jerusalem

woensdag 15 juli 2015

The original way (Asturia part)

Another documentary from WIA of Spain, a nice impression of the villages of views, churches and food along the Camino Primitivo.
Nice, but too bad it only covers the route in Asturia, so this impression ends at Grandas de Salime.

Where in Asturias

WIA also published a documentary on the Camino del Norte.

The coastal Route (Asturia part)

Documentary from Where is Asturias.
Introducing the Way of St James from Ribadedeva to San Tirso de Abres.
So it covers part of the Camino del Norte.


WIA also published a documentary on the original Way, the Camino Primitivo.

dinsdag 14 juli 2015

CH, F and ES

A somewhat artistic impression
from Nouly (3 months of Walking, El Camino in Winter).

Nouly's own words:
"In the winter of 03/04 I walked to Santiago de Compostela. It took me two weeks to cross Switzerland from east to west. Crossing France from Geneva to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port took 6 weeks and was quite hard: It was cold and often rainy, there are few hours of daylight and it can be difficult to find accommodation. On the other hand everyone in France was very supportive and you form a special bond with the few pilgrims you meet. Crossing northern Spain from mid January to mid February was bliss. There's no real off season for the Camino from Pamplona to Santiago, people who do the camino in winter might be a bit quirkier though - which is all the more interesting. Still freezing cold at times with some snow, but you never spend an evening neither alone nor in a crowded place. Any time of year and wherever you start from: just START WALKING!"


vrijdag 10 juli 2015

The Jerusalem Way

A trail from Finisterre to Jerusalem,
establishing a new way.

ORF2, Johannes Aschauer


Norway St Olaf's Way

There are several St Olav Ways and they all lead to the shrine of St Olav in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.
Introduction to the Norway pilgrimages.

Deutsche Welle (English)


maandag 6 juli 2015

CF Thoughts and emotions

Follow Greg Kriek as he travels the CF,
telling you about his experiences and emotions

Ultreia- A Pilgrim's Journey


Camino de Santiago - Nuestra aventura (Sarria)

Enjoy this happy adventure of the Sarria part of the Camino Frances.
Walked it? You'll remember!

By Jesus leandro perez fuentes


Lourdes introduction, movie and life

Lourdes. An introduction the story of Lourdes covering St. Bernadette, the apparitions and pilgrimage.

Written and Directed by Filmmaker Dominic Hartley


See also 

Tour to miraculous Lourdes
by Peter Savariraj

Nice impression!


Experience the Impact of the Lourdes Pilgrimage
by Order of Malta

The movie 

Posted by Abdo Bourizk

And finally a life view of the cave

By Le Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes

zondag 5 juli 2015

Camino Invierno

Just a little south of the Camino Frances the 271km Camino Invierno is an alternative.


(2012, 12:15)

See also this impression from Rolf Hemmerling

(2010, 11:32)

And this impression from Viajes Turigrino Carlos Alvarez

(2014, 7:06)

And a addition as seen on the forum
this nice movie from Flavio Zamprogno.
Enjoy the music too!



zaterdag 4 juli 2015

Documental Camino de Santiago

Don't no much about this documentary, it's a general introdution to the camino, it's nice.
Directed by Juan Guerra.
(Spanish spoken, but can be immediately translated in Youtube)



Impressions (30s) of the little camino to Finisterre

By Xacobea

1, SdC - Neigrera

2, Neigrera - Olveiroa

3, Olveiroa - Corcubión

4, Corcubión - Finisterre

Variant: Finisterre to Muxia

Variant: Olveiroa - Muxia

vrijdag 3 juli 2015

Stopmotion from Burgos to SdC

Xisco Fernandez took a picture every 200/300 metres on his way from Burgos to Santiago (about 500km) and produced this stopmotion video.
You're going to see a lot of pictures!


Rick Steves Camino

Documentary from Rick Steves' Europe on the Camino.
Published in 2010


From his website:

"These spots are listed in the order you’d reach them as you traversed the Camino de Santiago from east to west, toward Santiago de Compostela.
▲ St-Jean-Pied-de-Port Tranquil French mountain village clustered along a babbling stream — the perfect springboard for the Camino.
Roncesvalles Middle-of-nowhere spot where Camino walkers catch their collective breath after the exhausting first leg over the Pyrenees.
▲▲ Pamplona Thriving Basque town (a.k.a. Iruña) with atmospheric narrow lanes, fine churches, and world-famous Running of the Bulls.
▲ Puente la Reina Classic Camino pilgrim town with a perfectly picturesque bridge.
Irache Monastery Legendary “wine fountain” lifting pilgrims’ spirits in the middle of nowhere.
▲ La Rioja A detour from the Camino (near the skippable city of Logroño) into pastoral wine country, worthwhile for oenophiles and those intrigued by charming wine towns (Laguardia) and contemporary architecture (with wineries by Gehry and Calatrava).
Santo Domingo de la Calzada Dusty village with fun legends and pilgrim amenities.
▲ Burgos Sprawling but walkable city centered on its glorious Gothic cathedral, with loads of quirky touches.
▲▲ León Bustling city with grand Gothic cathedral (crammed with Spain’s best stained glass), fresco-slathered Romanesque chapel (in the San Isidro Museum), and lively tapas-bar scene.
▲ Astorga Pleasant town graced with Antoni Gaudí’s visit-worthy Bishop’s Palace.
Villafranca del Bierzo Sleepy pilgrim town perched on rugged hills at the edge of Galicia.
▲▲ O Cebreiro Quintessential Galician mountain village, with stone palloza hobbit houses, a pre-Romanesque church, and oodles of pilgrim ambience.
▲ Lugo Atmospheric Galician city just off the Camino, lassoed by stout, mossy walls.
▲▲ Santiago de Compostela Destination of all those pilgrims, with an invigorating cityscape and a dramatic cathedral that’s not a letdown, even after a 500-mile walk."

Animated Google Earth map of the CF

Well, this is a video from the Camino Frances, following all the villages from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela using Google Earth.

Published in june 2015 by Camino de Santiago.