Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Walk the Camino de Santiago

If you've ever dreamed of walking the Camino de Santiago, the 500 mile trek that hugs the northern boundary of Spain, the movie The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed by his son Emilio Estevez, will have you rooting through the closet searching for your walking stick.

This touching movie, sweet but never syrupy, tells the story of a busy California doctor who, upon learning of his estranged son's death in France, decides to finish the journey his son did not live to complete.  Along this pilgrimage route, one of the most important to Christians since medieval times, Sheen meets three other hikers who have undertaken the journey for various reasons.

Not only do we see all four pilgrims grow and change during the course of the journey, but we experience the gorgeous scenery along this famous route in the Basque region of Spain.

If you have ever questioned the wisdom of travel, this movie will show you it is as necessary as food and water.

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