Quel chemin Espagnol ?

La via de la Plata est un bon choix pour un deuxième ou troisième chemin. Cependant les conditions climatiques peuvent être difficiles. Il faut partir tôt au printemps de Séville pour ne pas trop souffrir de la chaleur.
Par ailleurs, les étapes sont longues notamment à cause des hébergements moins nombreux que sur le Frances.
Enfin, il est bon d’apprendre quelques mots d’espagnol parce que l’anglais et le français sont peu parlés dans les provinces traversées.

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1879 – Rediscovery of the the relics of St. James

St. James suffered martyrdom A.D. 44  and, according to the tradition of the early Church, he had not yet left Jerusalem at this time (cf. Clement of Alexandria, Stromata VI; Apollonius, quoted by Eusebius, Church History VI.18).

In the year 1878, the Archbishop of Santiago – issued an instruction to find the relics of St. James and his two disciples, hidden three centuries earlier by order of Archbishop Juan Sanclemente. They had been hidden for fear of the English invasion of Admiral Drake.

Image The relics were rediscovered on 28 January 1879 in the floor of the cathedral retrochoirWhen the Vatican was informed of their discovery, Pope Leo XIII declared  the authenticity of the rediscovered sacred relics of Compostela in the Bull « Omnipotens Deus, » of 1 November, 1884.

 

Learning Spanish

To learn spanish words and phrases

Download free podcasts mp3 from
« Learn Spanish with The Indepent » and « Notes in Spanish »

http://radiolingua.com/shows/spanish/coffee-break-spanish/ called « coffee break spanish ».  http://radiolingua.com/category/shows/coffee-break-spanish/

General basic vocabulary, http://www.LiveMocha.com

Do you need a phone?

A good site for good advice : http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board/el-camino-frances/topic12380.html#p81985

An example : Re: To Phone or not to Phone

I’m not a phone addict, but overall I’d suggest it’s comforting to have one. As you say, it’s good for safety and also for family to contact you in case of emergency at home. In practice I just texted people a few times when we got separated but wanted to catch up in the evening.I suggest taking an old or cheap phone so you’re not too worried about it being lost, stolen, or handwashed to extinction (as happened in my case).Buen Camino!
tyrrek West Yorkshire, UK
glennb wrote:I’m considering whether to bring my iphone on the Frances route this April. I’d like not to.
To the extent I need to communicate with home, I can do it from villages along the way at internet cafes.I suppose my biggest concern is that I may need it to call ahead for reservations each day. Thoughts?

glennb wrote:I’m considering whether to bring my iphone on the Frances route this April. I’d like not to.iphone on the Frances route this April. I’d like not to.
To the extent I need to communicate with home, I can do it from villages along the way at internet cafes.I suppose my biggest concern is that I may need it to call ahead for reservations each day. Thoughts?

I think the phone is very useful to ensure that albergues are open in April or to book a room in a hotel or guest house etc..
It is true that the weight of the phone and the charger is important ; it’s a total weight around 120 gr.

http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board/el-camino-frances/topic12380.html#p81985