Perhaps only a small percentage of people understand Camino de Santiago. However, as I know if this name I found in the book by Paulo Coelho, entitled The Pilgrimage. Through the book that I got from my friends then introduced again through the film titled The Way premiered in 2010 ago. The characters in the film are Emilio Estevez and his father, Martin Sheen.
Camino de Santiago Introduced Through the movie Entitled the Way
The name de Santiago was introduced through a movie that tells of someone who was too busy with a routine until one day his son was declared missing and died while undergoing Camino de Santiago. The core story of this film is the father who underwent his own de Santiago that his son could not finish and during the trip brought great changes and had a positive impact on his life.
Returning to the initial discussion of the Camino name derived from Spanish means walking, while for Santiago is the name of a city in Spain. The full name of Camino de Santiago is Camino de Santiago de Compostela: Santiago de Compostela is the name of the cathedral in the City of Santiago. In short, the name Camino de Santiago means “walking to Santiago”.
A Challenging Holiday! Read this History of Camino de Santiago
When viewed from the eyes of the history of Christianity, a famous Christian character named James died and his body was taken by his followers from the City of Jerusalem to the City of Santiago by foot. Since then the route began to be visited by pilgrims who want to visit the tomb of James in Santiago de Compostela. The kin route is known as The Way of James.
The route is not just one, but spread from all over the world, such as France, Portugal, and some spots in Spain. The development of the era did not make the Camino de Santiago route used only for pilgrimages, but visitors from different religious and cultural backgrounds. No need to fear about the route, because the route there is not only used for Christians but various kinds of beliefs. They decided to pass the route for health reasons, seek inspiration, find time for contemplation, and other reasons.
If you want to visit Camino de Santiago, prepare yourself to cross on the first day because it is said to be the most terrible. You will climb 200 meters above sea level to 1,400 meters above sea level, the peak of the Pyrenees Mountains, then down again to a height of 1,000 meters above sea level.
You will cover the total distance of the first day as far as 27 km. then you will travel 2 km up a steep uphill road. According to the experience of my friend who had passed him, he felt tired. Fortunately, he immediately entered a farm with a beautiful view that entertained the soul, eyes, and mind. About the inn, you can find a special lodge in Camino de Santiago in a small village that has the name Roncevaux.