A Cinematic Journey on the Camino de Santiago

11:07 a.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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It's not often that hiking is featured prominently on the silver screen. Or that a major film takes its name from a trail. But both happen this weekend, when The Way opens in theaters nationwide. ...

Full article at https://www.trailspace.com/blog/2011/10/07/camino-de-santiago.html

11:24 a.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks for the heads up, hadn't heard about it.

4:19 p.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Re: A cinematic journey on the Camino de Santiago

How had I not heard of this? I want to see it too.

6:45 a.m. on October 9, 2011 (EDT)
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I'll be looking for it too!

In 2006 i hiked the Tour de Mont Blanc with my family -- all the way around the Mt. Blanc Massif through starting and finishing in Chamonix and passing through parts of Italy and Switzerland. No tent or cooking gear and hostel-type sheet bags instead of sleeping bags. We stayed at several alpine club huts but also passed through and sometimes stayed in gites d'etappes (basically hikers hostels) in or near some old mountain towns. Random memory: locally made ice cream during a siesta on a sweltering afternoon in the old stone-and-cobble town of Courmayeur in Italy. It's a whole different way to hike, a mixture of high mountains and mountain culture.

8:12 a.m. on October 9, 2011 (EDT)
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Looks cool, I'd never heard of it before either. Thanks Seth.

12:02 p.m. on October 10, 2011 (EDT)
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Good to hear the level of interest.  There are a lot of amazing European trails out there - from the Coatswolds way, to the Highland Way, a whole mess of them really.  When you add some of the via feratta routes in Italy - you realize that several lifetimes are needed to experience them all!

3:06 p.m. on October 10, 2011 (EDT)
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Wow! I'll have to watch that.

1:21 a.m. on October 11, 2011 (EDT)
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I have not done much trekking in Europe, but found the most enjoyable trips were in the Pyrenees.  The hospitality of the hosts of the hut system there made the experience what it was.

Ed

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