Camino Connections Continue – Germany & Spain

Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos – Santiago De Compostela

It has been a busy summer on the Camino and Santiago is welcoming pilgrims from around the world reaching record numbers arriving in a day. New Camino Connections Continue with the arrival of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, to experience a little of the camino spirit with the President of Spain Mariano Rajoy and other special guests.

It was a very busy 24 hours with many special activities one of special note related to historic pilgrim experiences was the signing of the official Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos Guest Book. With the Parador being known as the oldest hotel in the world with its historic origin as a hospital taking care of the pilgrims upon their arrival it was most appropriate that the Parador was the meeting place for the official press conference and camino activities. A new beginning of country alliances and relations helping for the continued experience and growth of this important and historical pilgrimage.

Photograph: Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany, Julio Castro Marcote – Director Parador Santiago, Manuel Quintanar – Subdirector Parador Santiago, and Antonio Lois – Adjunto a Dirección Parador Santiago.

Photography by: Susan Mann ©

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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral – Up For The BEST!

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Everyday on the Camino is unique and special.  Always new people to meet, incredible scenery and more wonderful memories.  Arriving in Santiago de Compostela and visiting the Cathedral is truly an awe-inspiring experience. No matter how many times I have been there I am still captivated each time taking in something new and adding to all the times that have come before.

Spain is a country full of incredible architecture and ancient traditions that invite you to continue to discover more. Whoever wins The Best Cathedral In Spain – Santiago will always hold a very special place in the hearts of pilgrims who have ventured here from around the world and Galicians who rightfully take so much pride in this incredible place.
Vote on it here: http://www.antena3.com/noticias/cultura/aydanos-elegir-mejor-catedral-espaa_2013100800063.html

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