I was very fortunate to have walked several times to Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrim, and every single trip was enlightening, touching, and an irreplaceable and unforgettable oportunity for meeting dozens of people, many I later consider my friends.
In 2013, I travelled the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela with two childhood friends. We started at our hometown, in Póvoa de Varzim, and walked a 10-day journey to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. I later wrote a post about it (Magic Air).
By 2015, I experienced the French Way to Santiago, starting a 35-day pilgrimage on foot at St. Jean Pied-de-Port, in France, and ending in Finisterre, Spain. I wrote an extensive post in portuguese about it, with the random thoughts, notes and e-mails I sent home about the trip (Caminho de Santiago), and, sometime later, a shorter, more contemplative post in english (Serendipity and love).
All this was made possible by the two former eye-opening trips I had made with Porto’s Colégio Luso-Francês, after an invitation from a wonderful teacher of mine in Universidade Católica, José Rui Teixeira. Both were walked in 2012 in the company of students and teachers of CLF, and both started in Sarría, walking the French Way to Santiago de Compostela.
I recently finished a short documentary about my trip. I hope you like it.