Follow the footsteps with Maridee of thousands of pilgrims that have trod the route across the top of Spain known as the Camino de Santiago. Maridee traveled the most popular of all the Camino routes, the St. James Way, beginning in Saint Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees and wending its way 774km to the finish in Santiago de Compostela.
Making its way through beautiful scenery, the route combines mountainous and flat terrains. An abundance of cultural, architectural and artistic wealth confronted Maridee as she traveled through the Running-of-the-Bulls town of Pamplona; Leon with its fine examples of Romanesque architecture; Castrojeriz with its many churches and a castle in ruins; Burgos, Fromista and Sarria.
The Camino was a pilgrimage route popular in the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. While people still walk for religious reasons, there are many others, from the physical challenge of walking the distance to getting away from the scream of advertising and social media to the enjoyment of meeting new people and experiencing life in a vibrant way.