Last Day In Santiago; No Tears, Just Quiet Relief, It's Time To Go. November 2nd 2016 Yesterday 569 people arrived in Santiago. Whether it's by foot, bicycle, pulling a trolley, or on a guided walking tour, that's a lot of people. Of course there are also many directions to approach it from as well, but the Francés Camino is by far the more popular way.
A pilgrimage is meant to be a way of renewal in a spiritual or religious sense but these days it is much more than that.
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Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more