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Day 16 Mansilla de las Mulas – La Virgen del Camino 28km

I know I've said this before but there are just so many amazing coincidences on the Camino. One girl I met from Australia had done the Camino before, and this year she decided to do a different route called the Villa de la Plata. She arrived, checked into her first albergue and randomly bumped into a girl she had met when doing her first Camino. This is unbelievable, they both decided to start another walk in the same year on the same day from the same town and the same albergue. But she brushes this off, “you know, it's a magic path, you can't expect nothing amazing to happen when you're walking the same route pilgrims have walked for hundreds of years.”

Another lady I met decided to walk a little known path through Germany. She had heard about a friend of a friend who had done it and looked at his photos on a blog. She thought it was beautiful and so four years later, when planning her holidays, she decided to do this walk. She started, and three days later a car pulled up beside her while she was hiking. A man got out and introduced himself and asked her if she was walking to Santiago, “yes!” she said, astonished, “and I know you!” It was the man from the photos, who happened to be driving through this little town in Germany. “This place is very special” she says to me, “it's a small world but it's smaller on the Camino.”

Posted by CharliePepper 09:43 Archived in Spain Tagged friends spain fun santiago hike de camino pamplona roncesvalles albergues refugios saint-jean pied-de-port

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