Every once in a while I find another book or Youtuber to recommend for anyone interested in the Camino de Santiago. Today, I have both! One great Youtuber and one great Camino author!
I’m just finishing up with a Youtube playlist that takes the viewer on the entire St. Jean Pied de Port-to-Santiago de Compostela Camino Frances Camino de Santiago route and it’s been entertaining, informative and quite beautiful. If you love reliving your Camino, or simply getting to know the Camino, this playlist is one you will want to visit. Rachelle is a ‘Los Angeles based GenX mom‘ and she does an excellent job of bringing the viewer into her Camino de Santiago experience. Keep your ears open, too! She’s such a lovely singer. You’ll enjoy this journey, I promise you!
Here’s a link to Rachelle’s Home Page
Here’s a link to Rachelle’s Camino de Santiago Playlist
Rachelle can also be found over on INSTAGRAM!
The first video in the playlist is TRAVEL DAY TO MADRID: CAMINO FRANCES 2019:
For those who either want to continue on with a good book or two after watching Rachelle’s amazing vlog, or simply prefer reading to watching, here’s the two latest Camino books I’ve devoured!
First up is Another ‘Way’: The Camino Portugués by Graeme Harvey. Michael and I put the intentions out into the universe that we would walk the Camino Portugues in the future. I always immerse myself in a place prior to visiting it. To this end, I discovered this short book written as a sort of travel journal by one who has already been on the Portugues trail. It’s a great day by day, mile by mile view of the way from Porto, Portugal to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostella in Spain. This is a great 10 day adventure…not too taxing and easy ground to cover for those who cannot get the 30-40 days off work that it takes to complete the full Camino. Also, there is a central route and a coastal route on the Caminho Portugues. Graeme and his wife took the coastal, which is the one we’re interested in taking. SUCH A GREAT READ! Click the cover to visit the book on Amazon.
Immediately upon devouring Another ‘Way’, I downloaded Adventures on ‘The Way’: 1100 miles on the Camino de Santiago! I’m close to the finish line on this book and loved the day to day details! This one begins NOT in St. Jean Pied de Port, but in Le Puy-en-Velay in France! Le Puy Camino or Via Podiensis is the Camino de Santiago route starting in breathtaking Le Puy-en-Velay, near Lyon, in France. This is the most popular of the Camino de Santiago routes in France and it feeds into St. Jean Pied de Port. Graeme runs his way to St. Jean and then continues to run across Spain to Santiago de Compostella. His wife, Kirsty, accompanies him on a bike. This is a great view of the landscape, the people of the Chemin/Camino, and the hotels and albergues they encounter along the way. Highly entertaining for Camino fans! Click the cover to visit the book on Amazon!