Posts Tagged ‘Way of St James’

The popularity of pilgrimage

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The statistics about the number of people walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 1986 point only to the sparseness of a forgotten trail. A low pilgrim population in the 80s turned an ancient path into more of a medieval legend. Rather than a well-known travel destination, the ancient ‘Way of St James’ was Read more

Walking the Camino: Six ways to Santiago

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Walking the Camino

This documentary depicts the real­life journey of pilgrims travelling by foot for 800 kilometres along Spain’s El Camino de Santiago. The film, opening in New Zealand on August 6, focuses on the experiences of the pilgrims and their reaction to a daunting, but inspirational, journey on an ancient pilgrim route, called “The Way of St Read more

Soul searching and commerce on the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several gruelling weeks along the route. Traditionalists turn up their noses at the crowds, but the rewards are still vast. In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were neither a quest for meaning, Read more