Posts from the Camino

As of 2020, I’ve walked six caminos and volunteered twice along the route. Links to posts are below. Enjoy!

I walked the Camino de Santiago (for the first time) from May 11- June 17, 2012.  A few days before I left, I solidified plans to blog about my experiences for bustedhalo.com, so some of the links below will take you to the posts I wrote for their site.  Others are ones I wrote on this site.

Before the Camino:

On the Camino:

Post-Camino:

Upon my return, I was told by Busted Halo that, up until that point, mine was the most popular short-term blog they’d ever had. And so it was that I wrote for an additional year for them about bring the lessons of the Camino into my life back in the U.S. Those can be found here.

After my first journey along the Camino, I was hooked. I walked the Camino Portugués in 2014, and walked the Camino Francés again in 2015–this time as the coordinator and walking companion for my 73-year-old friend, Lois.

In 2017, I walked the Via Podiensis in France — from Le Puy-en-Velay to Figeac.

I ended my 2017 walk early due to the extreme summer temperatures (which I was told are unusual). Then, I headed to San Antón in Castrojeriz, Spain, be a hospitalera (volunteer) at a hostel along the Camino Francés.

In 2019, I was so very lucky to have a week of walking with my father (from Cizur Mayor, just outside Pamplona, to Santo Domingo de la Calzada). But before I met him I walked another week along the Via Podiensis into St. Jean-Pied-de-Port where I was a volunteer for a week in the Pilgrim Office there. Some say volunteering on the Camino is even better than walking it. I can certainly understand that sentiment. But walking it with your dad? Priceless.

Pre-Camino with Dad

During the Camino with Dad

Post Camino

Camino questions? I can be reached at rebecca.gallo@gmail.com (I prefer to answer questions by phone, so send your number, Skype, WhatsApp, etc.).

9 thoughts on “Posts from the Camino

  1. Rebecca I live near Greenville SC. Would love to talk to you as my journey to the Camino has started. Leaving May 8th. Flying into Bilbao.

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