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Clearskies Camino Podcast - all about the Camino de Santiago

Clearskies Camino Podcast - all about the Camino de Santiago

By David Smith
This is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with pilgrims who have walked the many paths to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Hosted by David Smith, the Clearskies Camino podcast explores pilgrims' different reasons for undertaking their Camino, what equipment they carried, and what preparation they carried out. We also focus on any tips and tricks for new pilgrims.

More information can be found at ClearskiesCamino.com/about
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Episode 09 - US pilgrim & hospitalera Lisa Morales
Lisa Morales is from Boston and since first walking to Santiago in 2014, the Camino has become more and more a part of her life. Lisa now volunteers with American Pilgrims on the Camino and has hosted in a number of albergues on the Camino Francés and Camino Portugués.  Check out Lisa's website for great posts and photos from the Camino de Santiago - www.lisamorales.com. You can check out all the online events that the American Pilgrims on the Camino, Boston chapter is running here - www.americanpilgrims.com.  -  Hosted by David Smith, the Clearskies Camino podcast explores pilgrims' different reasons for undertaking their Camino, what equipment they carried, and what preparation they carried out. We also focus on any tips and tricks for new pilgrims. More information can be found at ClearskiesCamino.com/about
57:56
November 17, 2020
Episode 08 - US pilgrim Ben Lah has walked two Caminos to Santiago. He talks about the Camino's simplicity, his gratitude, and the magic of Camino family.
In the spring of 2017, I discovered Ben Lah's Instagram account (@ben_camino) as he was walking the Camino Francés. His photos showed off the best sights as well as captured some of his best moments with his Camino family. Two years later, he was called to walk again - this time from Irun.  Ben is from San Diego and the Camino has a special place in his heart. Once you listen, I'm sure you will agree.  I'm sure I will be talking with Ben again when he returns from Spain again. This podcast is hosted as always by David Smith, and more information about my podcast can be found at www.clearskiescamino.com/about. Until next week, Buen Camino!
34:30
November 10, 2020
Episode 07 - Canadian pilgrim Samantha Plavins talks about walking the Camino Francés and life afterward.
I'm delighted to be joined this week by Canadian pilgrim Samantha Plavins. In May and June of 2019, Samantha walked the Camino Francés with a question: “Who am I really?” and returned a changed person. We talk about her experience on the Camino Francés, preparation for her Camino, and her new adventure as a guide for pilgrimages/retreats.  Be sure to view Samantha's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SamanthaPlavins/videos Samantha's website - SheWalkstheWalk.com  This podcast is hosted as always by David Smith, and more information about my podcast can be found at www.clearskiescamino.com/about Until next week, Buen Camino!
33:04
November 3, 2020
Episode 06 - Irish pilgrim PJ Costello shares his memories of his many walks on the Camino Francés and provides some top tips for new pilgrims.
This week I talk to PJ Costello, a pilgrim from Dublin. PJ first walked the Camino Francés in 2011 and has returned a number of times since. I met PJ for the first time in 2019 but this is the first time we have discussed his previous Caminos in detail. He shares how he discovered the Camino, his preparation and tips for future pilgrims. This podcast is hosted as always by David Smith, and more information about my podcast can be found at www.clearskiescamino.com/about If you wish to share your story from the Camino, I would love to hear from you at clearskiescamino@gmail.com. Buen Camino!
46:57
October 27, 2020
Episode 05 - Spanish pilgrim and teacher, María Seco
María Seco lives in Pontevedra on the Camino Portugués, She regularly sees pilgrims pass her so wanted to walk so she walked from Ferrol on the Camino Inglés in May 2019. In this podcast, we talk about life on the Camino, the Camino Inglés, and her website, SpanishforCamino.com which aims to help pilgrims learn Spanish with the Camino in mind. I am looking forward to meeting María in the future.  This episode is hosted as always by David Smith. To learn more about David and his experiences on the Camino de Santiago, his blog is www.clearskiescamino.com. Buen Camino!
29:56
October 20, 2020
Episode 04 - German pilgrim Miriam shares her memories from her Camino Francés
Miriam walked into Santiago a year ago and it is only natural that she was feeling emotional. We discuss how she heard about the Camino de Santiago, her preparation, her popular YouTube channel, and the German Caminos which have become popular in 2020. You can find Miriam on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/pilgrimmiriam. If you have walked the Camino de Santiago and would like to share your experience, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at clearskiescamino@gmail.com. 
31:27
October 13, 2020
Episode 03 - US / Spanish teacher & blogger Pablo Allen
Pablo tells us about his Camino journey, how he discovered the Camino de Santiago, and how he made his way to the Cathedral in Santiago. He also shares with us albergues that he enjoyed and a few practical tips one should consider before leaving for their Camino.  Pablo's blog (setmeravelles.com) is full of information on the Camino del Norte, Camino Primitivo, and Camino San Salvador. Recommended reading.
24:55
October 6, 2020
Episode 02 - Dutch pilgrim & blogger, Querien Mangel
Querien walked from Amsterdam to Finisterre in 2017 and has so many stories to share.  She is a constant beam of positivity. I'm sure we will hear more from Querien in the future. 
18:13
September 30, 2020
Episode 01 - Podcast host David Smith
In this first episode, podcast host David Smith looks back briefly on his first time walking the Camino de Santiago. 
07:09
September 30, 2020