Spirit of the Camino
2.4 - Villages of the Alentejo

2.4 - Villages of the Alentejo

August 2, 2021

The focus region of the Caminho Nascente is the Alentejo. In this episode, Nick and Wendy talk about walking through remote villages in this fascinating part of Portugal. Bom caminho! 

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2.3 - Islamic Heritage

2.3 - Islamic Heritage

July 26, 2021

Nick and Wendy talk about the Islamic heritage that they encountered during the first few stages of the Caminho Nascente in southern Portugal, especially in the town of Mértola. Bom caminho! 

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2.2 - Walking in the Algarve

2.2 - Walking in the Algarve

July 19, 2021

Nick and Wendy describe being on pilgrimage in the Algarve, Portugal's most famous tourist region, during the first four stages of the Caminho Nascente. Bom caminho! 

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2.1 - Caminho Nascente Introduction

2.1 - Caminho Nascente Introduction

July 12, 2021

As they prepare to set out on their spring 2021 camino, Nick and Wendy introduce the route they chose, the Caminho Nascente in southern Portugal, and discuss the things they're looking forward to. Bom caminho! 

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1.7 - Portuguese Way Top Tips

1.7 - Portuguese Way Top Tips

January 12, 2021

In the last episode of our first season, Nick and Wendy wrap up the Portuguese Way by giving their top tips for this camino as well as discussing a few other things that didn’t make it into earlier episodes. Bom caminho and see you soon for season two! 

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1.6 - Camino Languages

1.6 - Camino Languages

December 29, 2020

Nick and Wendy discuss their experience with languages on the Portuguese Way. Wendy, a polyglot and former United Nations translator with a degree in Portuguese, gives her insights into both Portuguese and Galego. Bom caminho and bo camiño! 

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1.5 - The Variante Espiritual

1.5 - The Variante Espiritual

December 15, 2020

Discover (or relive!) the highlights of the Variante Espiritual as Nick and Wendy discuss this increasingly popular variant at the end of the Portuguese Way. Bom caminho! 

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1.4 - Central or Coastal?

1.4 - Central or Coastal?

December 1, 2020

One of the main debates surrounding the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago is whether to take the central route or the coastal route from Porto. To discuss this topic, Nick and Wendy are joined by camino author Elle Bieling, who has written guidebooks for both routes. Bom caminho! 

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1.3 - Is it Worth Starting in Lisbon?

1.3 - Is it Worth Starting in Lisbon?

November 17, 2020

Nick and Wendy join the debate about whether it’s worth starting the Portuguese Way in Lisbon. They discuss various aspects of the camino between Lisbon and Porto, including the trail itself, some important destinations along the way and a few special places where they felt the spirit of the camino. Bom caminho! 

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1.2 - Walking in Portugal

1.2 - Walking in Portugal

November 5, 2020

In this episode, Nick and Wendy talk about how walking a camino in Portugal is different from walking in Spain. In particular, they discuss Portuguese identity, the cultural similarities between northern Portugal and Galicia, and some practical aspects of being on camino in Portugal. Bom caminho! 

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