CHAPTER 4

Make Others Feel Welcome

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Statue of a pilgrim resting on the Camino.

KIND PEOPLE ON AND AROUND THE CAMINO MAKE PILGRIMS FEEL welcome. I remember an old man passing out candy to pilgrims with a big smile and his own stamp to add to pilgrims’ collections. I also remember taking a picture of a house with “Buen Camino” painted in huge letters on its driveway. These were just two of many examples of locals making me feel welcome. Rosie from Australia felt welcomed in a more direct way: “One day we were walking in the pouring rain, in a very small town. A woman saw us and came outside and, in her limited English, offered for us to go inside ...

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