Blogs about walking the Vía de la Plata

In 2023 we've begun collecting a list of current and past blogs made by people who've walked or cycled the Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés.

We're encouraging future pilgrims to create a blog rather than posting on Facebook. Why? Posting live from the Camino on Facebook is all very well for the people who happen to be on Facebook on that day and who see your post. However there are disadvantages, the fact that someone sees one of your posts doesn’t guarantee they’ll every see any of your other posts, so following somebody's journey is complicated, whereas it should be straightforward. Furthermore, all of your posts quickly disappear into the morass that is Facebook and finding it afterwards is often impossible. And if you haven't got a Facebook account you can't see anything.

Because of this we have begun directing Live from the Camino posts to blogging platforms outside Facebook.

Blogging platforms which other pilgrims have used and which allow text, photo and video uploads:

Ivar's Camino Forum: with long years of dedication to the Camino community Ivar's forum has to top every list of Camino websites. Tag your post LIVE FROM THE CAMINO.

Wordpress: It's been around for a long time and many pilgrims have used it with positive results. Their free version is perfectly adaquate but their paid offers start off quite cheap with the advantage of no advertising.

Blogspot or Blogger: Also used by many people. A free offering from Google.

Find Penguins: A fairly new platform from a German start-up which is aimed at travellers. It shows your route on a map as well as the other usual stuff. A nice feature is that you can order a printed book based on your blog.


March and later

Kathleen & Kev started from Seville mid-April having walked from Cadiz

Cole Prosser began walking in mid-April

Tammy Kraft is walking and making videos

Kees is walking in March

Marion left Seville in early March

Eric left Seville in late February.

January / February

Kristina starting 6 February.

Mikel Olivares

Karin Van Bokhoven


Richard Kirsch

Tom Conklin, not a blog but an interesting account.

Karin and Xavier cycled by electric bicycle from Seville to Santiago


Jay walking solo. I met Jay someplace between Cáceres and Salamanca.


A Life on the Way


Katy’s cycling in Spain


Sharon Brown

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