Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Monday, September 29, 2014

Buen Camino

Today was our first long day, from Roncesvalles to Zubriri, about 13 miles.  There was not much very remarkable, so we thought we would write a post about the traditional Camino greeting.  The people along the Camino develop close relationships very quickly.  Even those who do not get to know each other well, try to find a way to wish each other well.  The one obstacle that exists is the language barrier.  Even though many people do speak english, we normally cannot tell who does and who doesn't (there are people from almost every country in the world).  All of these factors result in the traditional greeting: Buen Camino.
Literally translate, "good way".
Because we did not see many other pilgrims the first two days, and we saw dozens today, we were struck by how easy it was to both give and receive a quick blessing no matter what language we speak.
Here are a few random pictures from the last few days that are fun.

Graffiti joke on the stop sign.
Quite a selection for such a small "tiende".
One Euro to turn the church lights on for 8 MINUTES!!!

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