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Tomorrow, I will embark on the Journey of a lifetime. What first started out as a "Dream" will soon become a reality. In the morning, I will leave my comfy bed, my car and my fast internet service here at home to walk an ancient pilgrimage called the "Camino de Santiago (Wikipedia), also known as the Way of St. James. There are several other routes for this spiritual pilgrimage, but I will be taking the most popular one called the Camino Frances (The French Way) as seen on the famous movie, The Way, with Martin Sheen and Emilio Esteves.
I will start in the small French town of St. Jean Pied de Port at the foot of the Pyrenees. From there I will walk 790 kilometers (close to 500 miles) through four of Spain's 15 Regions to the town of Santiago Compostela which is where the remains of Saint James is buried.
Logistically, I will fly into Paris, then take a train the next morning to St. Jean Pied de Port (with a brief stop in Bayonne to switch trains.). I used Captain Train which was recommended by Kathy to book my tickets. I booked a hotel close to the Gare Montparnasse Train Station since my train leaves early. My fly out city is Barcelona, so after my Camino I will either fly or train there and spend about a month exploring this beautiful city and a few surrounding towns. I may come back to the forums for possible vacation rental recommendations.
I want to thank Pauline for allowing us to share our photos and experiences here. And I want to also thank everyone who commented and shared tips and thoughts on my trip planning thread. Much appreciation.
I'm not sure how consistent I will be because I heard that the internet is a bit slow, but my goal is to try to post at least a photo each day. I'm very excited about some of the small villages I'll be passing through. Thanks again everyone.
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