Pilgrim’s Road Trip No.0 The beginning of writing – Camino de Santiago 2012

2012 Spain and France
2012 Spain and FrancePilgrimage Route drive of Santiago de Compostela

It took me quite a while to start writing, but I will be writing a series of several articles on the Pilgrimage Road Trip, which was the main theme of my May 2012 GW trip.

I wanted to see Barcelona F1, which was held at the same time, but the schedule was quite tight. However, I think I was able to visit all the major places in a short time.

I checked each time on foursquare during the trip, so I have a very detailed log including dates and times.

By reviewing both the log and the photos, even now, more than six months after my trip, I can recall very clearly where I was traveling, what the temperature and weather were like, and even what I was thinking.

Well, as you can see from the title, in my case, I travel by « car ».

But this pilgrimage is essentially a journey on foot. It’s a tradition.

Over the course of many months, and many times if it cannot be accomplished in one go, devout believers make pilgrimage journeys on foot.

Therefore, if you follow the pilgrimage route by car without walking at all, it is mere sightseeing and not faith. Naturally, it is not considered a pilgrimage.

I am in awe of the « culture » and « history » that has continued since the Middle Ages, but I am not going to say whether I believe in it or not. I just want to say that I drove this pilgrimage route purely as a tourist.

In any case, it is true that there is a lot of information about traveling on foot, but very little about traveling by car. It may not be possible by nature, but I wanted to record that there is such a style.