"This time, I'm walking along alone and I'm not well physically, which is why it's so hard for me to walk the Way..."
"The Way of St. James is a special experience because of what we are, not what we do in life..."
"When I walk four or five days, with only my backpack, I feel the peace and quiet of nature..."
"On the Way you learn a lot and it enables you to distance yourself from life forever. The atmosphere is incredible..."
"Walking the Way, I found an inner peace that comes out, and you realise you're completely in agreement with what you're doing..."
"When you get to Santiago, you are happy to have arrived, but you feel sorry because you've finished..."
"And the first time I did it, I realized what a person can do if you try..."
"I'm 60 years old, the fatigue takes its toll and my feet hurt, and maybe I'm a bit inconsistent, so I always intend to finish the Camino..."
"Antonia encouraged me, I got curious and came to see. My intention is to meditate, but it is not easy..."
"This time it was an opportunity to learn more about Lola. To live an experience on the edge, but of a certain harshness..."
"There are very hard times, too. Last year my bike broke down three times, and I was on the verge of walking away..."
"The Way is an experience of simplicity and joy, communion with nature and with all the faces or beings that live in my heart..."
Several routes started in Portugal and met in Tui when entering Galicia. In the boat which crossed the River Miño, they let them “cross without payment”, in a privilege granted by Queen Theresa of Portugal in 1123.
From Tui the Way took the same route. It crossed O Porriño between the colossal granite quarries and the humid Gándaras de Budiño. In Redondela, famous for its festivals of the Corpus, the parish church is dedicated to Saint James, as is that of the village of Arcade, in the shadow of the perfectly restored Soutomaior castle. Pontevedra dedicated its most emblematic temple to the Pilgrim Pilgrim Virgin. Its original plan was scallop-shaped, because according to tradition, it guided the pilgrims who had gone astray towards Compostela. The way from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis is a peaceful and inspiring stroll. From the atrium of the Baroque church of Perdecanai, a view of the entire valley can be seen, showing the distant Romanesque forms of Agudelo, the stately houses of Curuxal and Casal Novo, along with the raucous sound from the tall bell tower of Arcos da Condesa of the bells cast in the “house of two bell towers” of Badoucos.
From the Roman mansion to the Gothic town, Caldas de Reis, the “Rex” possibly being a reference to Alfonso VII, there are important remains. Among them feature the spa and one of the best urban oak groves at the banks of the River Umia. Then we can see the Romanesque apses of Santa María de Vemil, and the portal in the same style in Xanza. Shortly after we enter Pontecesures, where the River Ulla flows into the sea, offering the most exquisite of freshwater and estuary gastronomy: sea trout, lamprey, river trout and salmon. A long medieval bridge, built over Roman foundations crosses the river, to which Master Mateo made reforms. The town of Padrón immediately sends us straight onto the Saint James route.
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