Reflections on the Camino

This morning I woke up to a note from a dear friend in Paris. She just read the Camino de Santiago series on the NMPAS blog for the first time. Beatrice is a cellist whose father is French. Her mother is Spanish, so she knows Spain really well. Thus, it was wonderful to receive her thoughts about the series, which I’ve translated from French into English:

Last night I read your blog about the Camino de Santiago, and I loved it. It’s very interesting, well written, simple, yet well documented. You really understand what the Camino is all about. We sense your emotion and profound respect. Bravo!!!

The photos are very beautiful and really bring across the special atmosphere [of the Camino]. Of course, I have always found the Spanish countryside with its clear and deep blue skies very moving.

As we come to the end of my personal Camino de Santiago story, this feels like a wonderful set of thoughts with which to wrap up. The thing about travel is that it lets you into a new world that can add real meaning to your life. That is why I love to travel and to spend time with people from cultures that are unlike my own. I always learn so much, and it’s so much fun.

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