The Way: The Movie vs. The Pilgrimage

When a friend e-mailed me last September to tell me a movie was coming out about the Camino I was a little alarmed ā€” would the Camino become overrun with Americans? I liked that most of the people I told about the Camino back in the United States had never heard of it. It felt like Iā€™d discovered something. As a former teacher, I enjoyed telling people about the history of the pilgrimage trail and the details of my upcoming trip. I was looking forward to meeting pilgrims from all over the world ā€” not a bunch of Americans who had come on a whim after seeing a movie.

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