Film Reviews for The Way – Camino de Santiago

It is nice to see that people are liking my new film, The Way, my journey along the Camino de Santiago. It is quite a personal film, so it is positive for me to see that people can relate to my honesty.

Below are a couple of reviews from around the world:

Absolutely Amazing
I don’t know if you refer to it as a documentary or a short film or simply a project, but I’ll tell you this much…this film deserves an award of some kind. Mark, I’ve watched my share of travellogues and documentaries over the years and you can do the world a favor by continuing to make films like this for as long as you are able. I swear to you that I am not blowing smoke up your ass (arse) when I say this…you are a true professional. You must keep doing this kind of filmmaking. I’ve watched these types of films on tv and a lot of the so called ”real pros” can’t hold a candle to your work. I have already watched ”The Way” three times this week. Needless to say…I think it’s great.

I felt like I was a part of the trek. The way that you speak to your audience and bring us along with you, is in my opinion, something that is missing in other films of this nature. You don’t talk too much, you manage to get the point across in just a few words. You have a way of making the observer feel as though we are taking part in your travels. It’s not just a film that you are showing…it’s an excursion that you are allowing us to be a part of. You have a gift for this sort of thing…stay with it my friend.

Through this film you have made me want to take part in mountain climbing / hiking again. We are just heading into our winter months back here, but come March and the spring thaw, you can bet that thanks to you, I will be enjoying many hikes into and around the wilds once again. You have already brought back many happy memories for me of all the times I spent with my dad when I was a young man hiking the mountains with him. You have..through your film..rekindled my love for the outdoors, and for that I can’t thank you enough. You work a sort of magic with your filmmaking..don’t ever stop.

Dan Horne, Massachusetts, USA

“The Way” is a terrific film of spiritual adventurer Mark Shea’s search for personal meaning walking along the picturesque landscape of Spain’s Way of St James. Carrying his own video equipment Mark limps through mud, rain and wind wondering if he has the stamina to keep going. We see Mark struggle to make sense of the journey and ponder some of life’s deeper mysteries. Good to see an Australian have the courage to make a film like this as spiritual pursuits of this kind are not commonly shown or spoken about by the average Australian male.

Frank Gapinski, Australian Filmmaker

I like the story because it really shows a person changing his view of
the world. From being optimistic and light-headed, without that much
of a purpose, to being thoughtful and quite bewildered about the
discoveries that the pain and the solitude bring.
You can see a kind of mystical revolution going on in the filmmaker. Not
everything that goes through his head is told in the doco, and it is
easy to see that there is a lot that he thinks and doesn’t want to tell.
That’s fine, that way we can all identify a bit with him and put our
thoughts in his head.
The storytelling is good, is it easy to share with the moments of
pain, of boredom and of amazement. There are several points where I
laughed quite hard, like when the filmmaker admits to being sick of everything,
or when he finds the river in Galicia.
I liked very much the sound on the doco. The walking sounds added a
lot of atmosphere, and the time when the filmmaker is heard singing terribly
while he walks, a song that could probably go on and on for hours,
reminded me of when we would sing too while walking. It also made me
feel that the filmmaker was going a bit crazy! In general I think that the way
the doco sounds is one of the best points.

Alberto Cuesta Cañada, Spanish Scientist

I have recently been watching your film Mark and been totally engrossed. I found myself smiling at the screen so often. Congratulations …. you did a great job.

Deborah Rogowski

I spent my yesterday watching your Camino experience. Yours is the only fully documented one I have come across thus far. I enjoyed the realness of it. I liked seeing someone not afraid to speak of the problems and weaknesses they had during their journey. So many only tell you of the positive.

Heather Nelson Wright

“Your film is the ‘real deal’ the pain, passion, unwinding story and spiritual growth. I like what you said at the end about the baggage we collect in our lives, very true.
I brought your film to share with people because no way can you explain it and your journey does this very well.”

Christopher, Amsterdam


Comments from youtube – 346 positive reviews

Eric Thivierge6 days ago
Thanks Mark for going through the trouble of carrying all your gear and putting your experience together in this documentary. I have done half of the camino last year, and will finish it this year and I my gear was 3 kilos. I can only imagine what 18 would feel like… I wonder if you still think about what your experience brought you 13 years later? If so, what would that be? By the way, I love the way that you look more and more like Jesus as you move along the way. :)?
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C. Couture
C. Couture1 week ago
What an amazing film Mark ! The remarkable part is how authentik you truly engaged in your camino experience, the walk, the pain, the questions, the good and bad days…I’m very touched and inspired by the way you explored all of it. I’ve been planning my trip for 6 months now, I’m leaving May 13th, and will be doing the Camino Frances by myself for 35 days. Thank you so much Mark for this film, it fuels me up and feels like a gift. xxx????
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 week ago
Happy to hear you got something out of it. Post back after your camino, love to hear how it went. I’ve heard it is very busy now?
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Andrea Escobar
Andrea Escobar2 weeks ago
Thank you Mark !!!! I will start my Camino this may !!! I’m so exited !!!?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 weeks ago
Good luck Andrea!?
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Andrea Escobar
Andrea Escobar2 weeks ago
I’m following you on Facebook !!! ??
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maryellen sverko
maryellen sverko3 weeks ago
Thanks for you video.. I found it very informative and honest.. great photo.. my Camino will be next year..?
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xtin77
xtin771 month ago
Thank you for making this film! It must have been arduous work to carry the camera, tripod and mike around all the way. I’m planning to go all the way – the CF way. 🙂

P.S: I thought you resembled Jesus at the end, kinda symbolic!

Buen Camino!?
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Joshua Lämmlin
Joshua Lämmlin1 month ago
for all people who want to do the camino, here are some small tipps:
1. dont listen to music when you are walking, it will distract you from thinking and finding yourself,and do as little breaks as possible, its very hard to get walking again after a pause
2. spend as little time as possible on the phone, same reason as 1
3. take sandals with you, flip flops are very uncomfortable in the alberques
4. if you want to sleep in the alberques and not in motels, which is definatly the better choice, thats the true peregrino experience, take something with you to block your ears to sleep, there are always people who snorr louder than you could believe
5. most important: while its awesome to meet new people and exchange thoughts and experiences, dont force it and you should walk alone most of the time, one reason being that you should walk at a pace thats comfortable for you, 2nd that you can make connections in the alberques
the camino has the potential to be one of the best times in your life, i will do my third one this summer
buen camino?
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Wigmunke Rainbow
Wigmunke Rainbow1 month ago
Wonderfull. Thx for sharing this great journey.?
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Bert M Drona
Bert M Drona1 month ago
I stumbled again on your documentary today and surprised that I made a comment last year. So I am sort of updating my input. I did the Camino Frances as I mentioned and found the journey, in one word: incomparable. I experienced essentially all those feelings, thought and physical challenges you described so well. My motivations for the Camino were my love of history, adventure/travel, and to measure my physical fitness and health; nothing religious, but maybe spiritual as I am an agnostic. I had quadruple bypass surgery in August 1997 and I passed this self-testing! In comparison, though It took me a bit, longer 38 days as I walked slow. Like you I brought too much stuff, but practically took all of them 14 kg all the way to Santiago de Compostela. I brought up my good cholesterol HDL from 36 to 49 and dropped 6.8 kg, pleasing myself and my doctor, who wished she could have time to do something similar. I have come to like and really love the Camino and plan to do the another come late summer 2017: Camino del Norte and do it rather more slowly to appreciate more the beautiful and historic milieu, the good Spanish people especially in the small towns and villages. Hope this note finds you well in your life-journey. And thank you again!!?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 month ago
Great to here Bert and good luck with your future hiking. Check out the Bundian Way in Australia. An ancient Aboriginal pathway from the mountains to the sea?
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Sean Doran
Sean Doran1 month ago
Suggestion – U tube have to give rating ,this 10/10..I own this suggestion.28/02/2017?
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nancy vanhook
nancy vanhook2 months ago
Dearest Mark, thank you so much for sharing your story. I too went on a journey to Mexico, and India.. I wrote a book about it, and it is from a women’s heart and soul, searching for her purpose. MY INTIMATE JOURNEY TO SELF www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTpnhfsLKA?
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Alyxx39
Alyxx392 months ago
I liked the honesty of your film. It made me nostalgic for the Camino.?
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andrew morris
andrew morris2 months ago
Really enjoyed watching your journey. I admire your honesty?
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Daniel Frederikson
Daniel Frederikson2 months ago
i start to watch the film about the camino, and the first thing i see is a threat from some american dumbass about copy???? ill pass.?
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Elsie Hagley
Elsie Hagley2 months ago
Enjoyed watching very much. Thanks.?
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Rosanna Pocobene
Rosanna Pocobene2 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I loved your honesty. I walked the Camino in 2016 and watching your film and listening to your discoveries brought me back there again. Buen Camino my friend.?
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michaec1
michaec13 months ago
Really enjoyed watching your trip.?
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evanofelipe
evanofelipe3 months ago
Hi Mark
I did my El Camino to mark the beginning of my retirement from work during April of 1998 and loved every minute of it. It was truly a fantastic experience and I’ve mentored and encouraged several colleagues to do it. I did it on my mountain bike carrying 20kg of gear always staying in refuge’s. The most memorable thing was undoubtedly the people I met on the way, of all ages and backgrounds. Its great to watch your journey and brings back my own experience. Thanks?
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Notranja Svetloba
Notranja Svetloba3 months ago
Thank you for sharing! You found out what life realy is.?
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harmoniabalanza
harmoniabalanza3 months ago
Please excuse my American cliche, but you are AWESOME!! :)?
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Seattle Condo Buy and Sell .com
Seattle Condo Buy and Sell .com3 months ago
Did you hike it solo??
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Luca Scandroglio
Luca Scandroglio3 months ago
Ciao a tutti. Ho fatto il cammino di Santiago nel 2016. Questo è il mio diario di viaggio: http://roadtosantiago.altervista.org/?
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Notranja Svetloba
Notranja Svetloba3 months ago
I am sorry not to speak Italian, it would be interesting to read your story.?
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Zolitar Iglussey
Zolitar Iglussey4 months ago
great Video and Congratulations on connecting with your inner you!!! I’m curious what’s in the kettle thing they swing in the church? what was the smell and it’s meaning? Thanks for the Video and sharing your adventure!!!?
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Sergio Montemayor
Sergio Montemayor4 months ago
Zolitar Iglussey it is called a botafumeiro it has incense and purpose was to mask the BO from the pilgrims. It?
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Luis Herce
Luis Herce4 months ago
Thank you very much Mark for sharing your beautiful experience with us.

¡Buen Camino!?
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Lucia Novita
Lucia Novita5 months ago
I am from Indonesia ?? and I am looking forward to do it with my family?
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Melissa House
Melissa House5 months ago
A joy to watch. Thanks for all your efforts & openness. : )?
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George Allpress
George Allpress11 months ago
Fantastic film. Thanks for making it and making it available. I walked the same route in 2013, my first pilgrimage, and then the VF in 2014. This year, with my wife, we plan to walk from Santiago to Rome our journey starts at the beginning of next month, it will be my wife’s first such experience. We have just finished watching your film and enjoyed it enormously. Thanks to you wife now has a better understanding of what lies ahead. Your depiction of the roller-coaster of emotions experienced mirrors mine on both routes. Like you I have divested myself of possessions since and I now aim to determine what I am to have more on the basis of need rather than just fancy – a philosophy of living I lost sight of a long time ago but thanks to pilgrimage am now regaining. Carry on getting that message across and there’ll be hope for the planet yet. Good luck and God bless. An ageing former hippy.?
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Ivan Minuti
Ivan Minuti11 months ago
Here a story regarding camino that i would like to share with you that inspired my journey from Sant Jacques to Santiago de compostela last year 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAdRgWahTzM?
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Carole grunberg
Carole grunberg11 months ago
There I was looking up my beloved Pyrenees and I stumbled across this film. Wonderful and huge respect. Out of curiosity, do you still travel and do docs and have you found that special woman to do it with??
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Sean Iselin
Sean Iselin11 months ago
Thanks mate for going to the effort of filming and uploading this video. Has inspired me to give it a go.?
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Anna Heyl
Anna Heyl11 months ago
I enjoyed watching your video. Walked myself in 2002 from St Jean to Santiago. I remember I luckily had one blister and a small problem with my leg only. Thanks for the video!!?
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trevor steel
trevor steel11 months ago
Very inspiring film, thank you. Plan to do the Camino myself very soon?
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Tzahal Tavor
Tzahal Tavor11 months ago
to bad the Camino has been ruined now by the thousands and thousands of tourist walkers each year. On average over 500 people complete the walk each day !!?
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Rosemarie Faye
Rosemarie Faye1 year ago
This is a wonderful film and presented very well. Thank you for sharing your experience and for your honesty during your pilgrimage.?
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History Tributes
History Tributes1 year ago (edited)
Let me ask you guys something; is it weird to walk this path while not being a believer? I’d love to walk this path in the near future, but I’m afraid it would be very strange to get to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela and maybe being expected of to be a Christian… I don’t think I would be unconformable for me, but maybe it would be frowned upon or something??
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Country Facts & History no the camino is open to all and it’s history predates it’s christian interpretation.?
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History Tributes
History Tributes1 year ago
+Overlander.tv Okay, cool! Thanks!?
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Richard Wilder
Richard Wilder1 year ago
Great stuff, the journey was the great video- the truth about the journey. All travelers will celebrate this journey, this form of
presentation which shows the truth- the good, the bad, the indifferent.?
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Clarisa Barua
Clarisa Barua1 year ago
I love your film. Has brought my Camino of 2008 to mind. Wonderful and thank you.?
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Tess Fajardo
Tess Fajardo1 year ago
beautiful!!! thank you for sharing this.?
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john doe
john doe1 year ago
I am Catholic.

I am 44 and have somewhat problems with lower back, knees and ankles.

But that will not stop me, I will make this journey i swear it.?
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ROsalinda MArrone
ROsalinda MArrone11 months ago
There are many way to do the Camino short way?
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Marissa Pena
Marissa Pena1 year ago
Very inspiring! I did the Camino twice (The French Way and the Portuguese Way), and I will not hesitate to do again. I love the way you expressed your feeling, your thoughts….The journey is indeed spiritual, mystical…..?
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Looking For Infinity: El Camino
Looking For Infinity: El Camino1 year ago
Great documentary. Thanks for sharing. We will be releasing ours soon 🙂
Much inspiration !?
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Bert M Drona
Bert M Drona1 year ago
Hello! Your video is excellent, very informative, instructive and makes me feeling very enthusiastic about doing the journey. In fact, I just booked myself for 2-months trip to Spain to give myself enough time to do the walk at my own pace, having learned that it takes 45 days minimum for healthier and fitter people (than me). My planned trip for the Camino Frances begins 29 August to 26 October 2016; hopefully I can accomplish it and thus, fulfill one in my bucket list…Thank you so much for this great video!?
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Fredrik Banke
Fredrik Banke1 year ago
Great documentary. Thanks for making it.?
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Rolando Barro
Rolando Barro1 year ago
Thank you for your effort in this documentary. My wife and I are planning to do this. We’ve enjoyed sharing your experience and feelings that you recorded.?
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Mark A. Stuart
Mark A. Stuart1 year ago
simply great! very enjoyable to watch. nice work!?
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onda maurri
onda maurri1 year ago
I’ve watched all your journey and I can say ….absolutely amazing, beside very interesting
I feel like wanting to do it, myself.
may I ask did your find what you were looking for or what you were expecting from this walk?
Thanks again for sharing
Onda?
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Caroline Laing
Caroline Laing1 year ago
Hi Mark – I came across your documentary this afternoon…And thoroughly enjoyed it. I walked that same route in May-June 2013…on my own. Your comments & insights made me smile, or go, “Yeah – I know exactly what you’re saying!” – I actually picked up the guide book I used, to follow your route as while watching your film. I hope your experience of the Camino made its mark on your life when you returned to Australia; especially your relationship with God. Thank you for re-enforcing in me the strong desire to walk again. Blessings! – Caroline from Canada.?
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Joe Irby
Joe Irby1 year ago
a bunch of clips of a guy walking up on a camera with a green screen CGI background. gimme a fuckin break.?
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Barbara BBRAAG Grant
Barbara BBRAAG Grant1 year ago
Watching!?
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Kenzo Kanehara
Kenzo Kanehara1 year ago
Thanks for sharing. Big hug from Mexico!?
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A Blair 360 Smart
A Blair 360 Smart1 year ago
This was beautiful and great to watch. I’m now thinking that I’m going to get ready and go and start this in another 4/5 weeks. I’m at a shit point in my life and do not know who I am. I think this might help me somewhat.

Did it change you??
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Lilly Rose
Lilly Rose1 year ago
Hi. Your documentary realy touch my feelings. I’ve been thinking about doing the camino and I’ve been searching information about it. Today, tanks to you, I found the reason why I need to do that. There was 1 frase of yours that broght me to tears, When you said in the end you make a confection and you get your forgiveness. Oh my God. I have no words to describe what I felt in the end of your documentary. Now I really have to do it! :)?
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Doantrang Nguyen
Doantrang Nguyen1 year ago
Thank you so much for your great film… very inspiring ! I really appreciate the sharing from your heart. At the time of 1:00:00 I had to pause the film to write down your words because you sound like St. Ignatus of Loyola: “What I found on the road is the simplicity in my spirituality. Simplicity and understanding myself. Understanding that there is someone who creates and guides the beautiful world… and wanted to have the relationship with that person…” It’s really amazing when we know who we are and who God is…. Great job, nice works, Mark ! You deserve all good compliments… God loves you.?
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confederateplanetcom
confederateplanetcom1 year ago
Hello. I really enjoyed this. As a man who has had countless solitary journeys, I fully understand the reflections on life and hope. Never feel that there isnt a divine presence guiding us, and keep our cultural heritage as Catholics alive. Best to you in your journeys.?
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Samuel Philip John
Samuel Philip John1 year ago
great video, great insights.
thank you?
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Bet ty Betty
Bet ty Betty1 year ago
fantastic journey?
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Marty Metras
Marty Metras1 year ago
Thank You!?
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Iain Dryden
Iain Dryden1 year ago
Well done, it takes you along The Way! And that battle at Hospital was great! And the purification is sort of real, with suffering we sink beneath the outer personae to touch the less tainted one inside. Good luck with the re-enting your old life. Thanks, Iain. Iain.?
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schultzphotographic
schultzphotographic1 year ago
Tremendous job with this doc. We had a great time watching your transformation! All the best from Canada.?
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Iain Dryden
Iain Dryden1 year ago
Well done, it takes you along The Way! Thanks, Iain.?
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Richard Fairley
Richard Fairley1 year ago
AWESOME! Starting the Camino on May, 4th – many thanks for this! Buen Camino!?
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reeb sllyrg
reeb sllyrg1 year ago
Amazing trip I like this film?
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jessie james
jessie james1 year ago
did he really have to say ‘I’m australian?” although i just heard.’stralian….’ With that accent !! :)?
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Wise Warrior's Path
Wise Warrior’s Path1 year ago
Than you all for enjoying Spanish culture and visiting the Camino.. Cheers!?
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Jean Messeih
Jean Messeih1 year ago
What lovely inspiring documentary Mark. Like Erika and others I appreciated your honesty during this journey. It was especially inspiring to hear that people in their 70’s and 80’s manage to do the trip. That gives me hope as I am creeping along in years. Who knows, in a few years if some friend looks after all my dogs for a few months, I too may join the other older pilgrims. Anyway, thanks for the documentary, and good luck with the rest of your journey.?
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Wise Warrior's Path
Wise Warrior’s Path1 year ago
good stuff my friend?
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Jeff MSC
Jeff MSC1 year ago
Great video. Definitely something about this journey, you seem like a new man at the end. Best wishes.?
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Mars Franke
Mars Franke1 year ago
18 kg! Man that’s way too much for the Camino! 😀 I had too much weight in my bag (about 14-15 kg)
But it was one of the best experience in my life to walk the Camino.?
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cindyincidentally
cindyincidentally1 year ago (edited)
Thank you so much for your transparent expression of your feelings during the journey. It’s helped me realize that we all are – realistically – on a journey, often a painful one of discovering ourselves and attaching meaning to our existence.?
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Erwin in de Braekt
Erwin in de Braekt1 year ago
Hi, just came about your documentary looking for information about the Camino. I have spend a wonderful one hour and fifteen minutes enjoying your video. It is great to see you transition, and your coming to peace with yourselve. There’s even more respect for the extra effort you had to do carrying your extra gear and some parts you had to double up to film it all. I saw that the film was shot in 2008. We are now almost 8 years on, do you still see your journey as one that changed your life??
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Erwin in de Braekt Thanks for your comments. I think the camino was one stage on a journey. In a sense it is the classic pilgrimage with stages of physical, mental and spiritual testing. It has definitely changed my attitude to consumerism. Since doing the camino I don’t really like acquiring stuff! Even with regard to my camera gear, I just like keeping things very simple, not having too much clutter.?
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Sean Doran
Sean Doran1 month ago
We loved this.Great young man.My wife is doing it in May,for her mother who passed away in December.Best wishes Sean and Geraldine and the small ones,Meabh and Padraig.?
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Zoraida Banks
Zoraida Banks1 year ago
Mark I am a portorican woman living in Spain and married to a man from Spain, in my retirement years I am going to do it in September, and I am thankful for this documentary. BUEN CAMINO?
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Lance Chambers
Lance Chambers1 year ago
I’ve watched a lot (more than 500 I’d guess) of Camino docos and this one is the best of them all so far. It’s actually fimed like a documentary, has dialogue and moving pictures. Too many don’t ‘do it’ for me as they are an array of still pictures of buildings and landscapes and tell me nothing about that I’m looking at, have music rather than the words of the person doing the camino and I find them so very very boring. Sorry if I sound like a grump but I’ve spent so much time looking for great docos of the Camino and highly informative ones at that and so so many are a waste of time – not this one. Congratulatins! I think you could make many many more incredible documentaries if you wanted. THANKS for this.?
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April Mullins
April Mullins1 year ago
great documentary and the film is wonderful too. must do this month..:-)?
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Lance Chambers
Lance Chambers1 year ago
+April Mullins
If you ever get a chance or the time to walk the Camino please do. It will change your life in a number of positive ways I believe. All the best…?
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Tina Collins
Tina Collins1 year ago
Enjoyed watching your Camino journey Mark and your honest sharing. Must be an absolutely amazing experience …although not necessary to undergo a spiritual experience (which I’m sure it can provide as well) spiritual experiences we can have anywhere…as it is within…and life has beauty and nature everywhere?
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John Hickey
John Hickey1 year ago
Thank You. Watching your documentary was a life changing experience for me.?
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John Hickey
John Hickey1 year ago
No, have contemplated it but getting to old now.?
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Lance Chambers
Lance Chambers1 year ago
+James Hackett I did Sarria to Santiago in Sept 2015 and I have never done any walking in my life until then. I turned 66 in Oct 2015 and feel fantastic. Lost a lot of weight in just 5 days of walking and was the experience of a lifetime. Planning Burgos to Santiago in Sept this year (2016) and if I can do that then from St Jean Pied de Port in 2017. If I can do it I’m sure you can. Buen Camino.?
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Stuart Hever
Stuart Hever1 year ago
Hi Mark, this is my first comment on youtube and is inspired by your journey, i have paused about half way through your journey, you have just commented on your shared experience with the Austrian pilgrim! Am hoping you make it and will resume to watch later. Inspiring!!! Jan 2016.?
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Crystal Weber
Crystal Weber1 year ago
i really enjoyed your film. thanks so much. just heard of this walk yesterday from my Australian friend. You really did a wonderful job here. Thank you for sharing and all of thay extra weight you lugged to capture this. amazing transformation and gorgeous scenery. :)?
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lamarque1
lamarque11 year ago
What a great adventure!!!?
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Monica Nistor
Monica Nistor1 year ago
Thank you for inspiring and supporting us by sharing your experience! I’m planning on doing the Camino in May! God bless you! Happy New Year!?
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Christina Angel
Christina Angel1 year ago
Wonderful.
Love your video
And the real movie?
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riverheadtim
riverheadtim1 year ago
Thanks mate. I hope to leave UK at end of March 2016 and do the full walk like you. Nervous but excited..?
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Monica Nistor
Monica Nistor1 year ago
+riverheadtim Good luck! I’m planning to start the journey in May 2016! Take care and share your experience!?
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riverheadtim
riverheadtim1 year ago
Thanks mate. I hope to leave UK at end of March 2016 and do the full walk like you. Nervous but excited..?
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riverheadtim
riverheadtim1 year ago
+Michael Arctor hi, no, unfortunately. I have postponed it until next year.. I will do it!?
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Bryan Fisher
Bryan Fisher1 year ago
Really enjoyed the film and especially interesting to note your progression in terms of how your thoughts developed! Well done!!?
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Brianne Fitzgerald
Brianne Fitzgerald1 year ago
great film, am on my way to The Way in mid May!?
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Christopher Baron
Christopher Baron1 year ago
Thank you for this video dude you are are awesome and showed us what it means to be human ; )?
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Suilven Mountain
Suilven Mountain1 year ago
i did it in 1993 this is a great film. i am not surprised you were knackered carrying that horrible front pack. i hope you find that special woman.good luck. oh and it’s galicia not galacia?
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Suilven Mountain
Suilven Mountain1 year ago
sir your french pronunciation is abysmal?
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CaminoGuide_Ru
CaminoGuide_Ru1 year ago
Thank you very much! Your film has inspired us to to cycling Camino Frances in 2015:

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Michael Butler
Michael Butler1 year ago
thanks a MILLION and GOD bless you!
Great, wonderful film?
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Ron Castleton
Ron Castleton1 year ago
Mark…. I really enjoyed your film, it was excellent. I’m 58 yo and contemplating the Camino…and now I’m more excited than ever.
How long did you plan your trip? Did you physically train for it?
Thank again for such a nice piece of work!
What are you doing now??
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Ron Castleton Still making videos Ron, about to do another pilgrimage, this time a motorcycle trip around West Australia. 8500 km and a lot of desert and ocean!?
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Erika Nann
Erika Nann1 year ago
Dear Mark…thank you for this wonderful documentary. I loved how honest you were throughout your journey on the camino. As an observer I could see the effects of city life that is placed apon all of us. My favorite parts of this was when you were one with nature and God. To see that God is just as much a part of you as the beauty you saw in nature or in the shadows that are in all. You seemed to release your expectations by the end realizing that you were creating your experience. I also see how ritual and religon has controlled much of this human experience. Even at the end of the journey it seemed that people kissing the pillar and paying homage to something outside of themselves. As I took this journey with you… in a sense, I could feel that life is best kept simple, live from the heart with love and above all gratitude for everything. It wasn’t about the trek as much as the inner silence to discover your own divinity. Truly Lovely. Thank you for this gift you have shared. PS. the still pictures your took would make a beautiful book. Much Love. Erika?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Erika Nann nice explanation Erika, thank you?
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Patricio Espinosa
Patricio Espinosa1 year ago
It was a great time in my life Met some incredible peopleand we still in touch with each other?
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Randy Tanudibrata
Randy Tanudibrata1 year ago
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M Smith
M Smith1 year ago
Loved this movie! Could not stop laughing during the duel with Andre the Giant–that was hilarious! The Camino singsong brought a big smile too. Nice work!?
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Mario Hussein
Mario Hussein1 year ago
Hi Mark. Great video. Watched every second right through to the end. Thanks for sharing. I am just getting round to finishing a web site on the Camino Frances ( kind of a guide, yes, I know, one more ) and was wondering if I could embed your video.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Mario Hussein No Problem Mario, Buen Camino!?
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Peter Lee
Peter Lee1 year ago
Hello Mark i just watched your Video on the Camino what a beautifully made journey of yours.You were so honest about every part of it.I have done the same walk and i realise tonight looking at your Video how tough it was for me and how i struggled mentally on a lot of it so thank you for that as it made me realise how clensing it was for me. Even though it was many years ago some times our higher power shows us a jem like your Video.I noticed something in your Video its 1.05. 26 into it 2 men walking up a hill and 1 dissappers wondering what happened.How has your life turned out since hopefully it has been wonderful to you.By the way i also played the whistle on it so we have that in common.Keep on the sunny side of life.Gods Love ..?
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sledusa
sledusa1 year ago
Mark, what kind of microphone did you use? It took the sound very well. Did you have to do more sound embellishments?
By the way, very good video! Keep doing it.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
l used a sennheiser Me66, if l remember rightly.?
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Jon Finley
Jon Finley1 year ago
Mark, thank you for sharing your amazing journey to Santiago with the world. I am a 50 year old American preparing to walk the Camino in April. You are an amazing man and I hope that all you wished for on The Way was become reality and that you are happy and healthy! My best, Jon?
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Ursula Currie
Ursula Currie1 year ago
Very enjoyable and inspiring – well done for persevering! Hoping you are experiencing a fuller life as a result of this experience.?
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Guy Baldridge
Guy Baldridge1 year ago
The best part of the walk is the friendships you’ll make along the way?
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trankifandango jones
trankifandango jones1 year ago (edited)
Mark,that was so good mate.thankyou for taking the time to break down the stages,physically .spiritually & emotively-it brought back so many memories.As a peregrino it makes me want to get off my arse & do it again.?
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Mark Aldrich
Mark Aldrich1 year ago
Phenomenal. Quite touching. Enhorabuena.?
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Lachelle Adabethe
Lachelle Adabethe1 year ago
I wonder how this person is doing now, more than 10 years after the Santiago? How does this experience play into his life now??
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Lachelle Adabethe I still enjoy walking, I’ve become less of a consumer and funny enough I don’t have much time for organised religion!?
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Catholic Blog
Catholic Blog1 year ago
Best trail ever, thank you, Camino! https://youtu.be/dCCefKpvWd0 This blog talks about following God on the Camino?
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Line S
Line S1 year ago
that’s a lot of gear!?
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fernando del tiro
fernando del tiro1 year ago
mea encantado el video yo también ise un video de mi camino de santiago?
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JF Kaessedy
JF Kaessedy1 year ago
Wonderful documentary 🙂 Buen CaminoMy journey –> https://youtu.be/QpZ9ZLNeluo?
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David Puig Sanchez
David Puig Sanchez1 year ago
Which were your motivations to do this journey ??
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Ian Duff
Ian Duff1 year ago
Thank you for the amazing journey you took.. You did a great job of documentary.?
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Elaine Angwin
Elaine Angwin1 year ago
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY!!! Thank you for “holding my hand” every step of “THE WAY”.?
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Juliette Winser
Juliette Winser1 year ago
I really enjoyed following your journey you shared here, if shows the beauty of the earth and how man can become humbled to the simplicity of life when we try so hard to confirm to what we think is the norm. I look forward to seeing when your journeying and filming takes you next :).?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Juliette Winser Thanks Juliette. I’m planning a motorcycle journey around West Australia – an 8,000+ trip exploring my own country?
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Anjaleen Princy
Anjaleen Princy1 year ago
Over lander are you the same person in the documentary ?? I would love to do the walk someday ???
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Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O’Hara1 year ago
Excellent and heartfelt I really enjoyed this video?
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Raffaello Sacchetti
Raffaello Sacchetti1 year ago
Excellent job!!! You inspired me. God bless you!?
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AragornsWatch11
AragornsWatch111 year ago
really interesting and very well done documentary!
I’m from Spain, in the region of Catalonia. I’ll be doing the northern Camino to Santiago in a few days. Aprox. 900 km overall, due to the prolongation of the Camino to Muxia And Fisterra, after visiting Santiago. An epilogue for all those pilgrims who are willing to see the “end of the earth” (“Finis Terrae” in latin; Finisterre or Fisterra), as it was known that region of Galicia in Roman times and in the Middle Ages, after having visited the sacred relics of St. James beneath the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Thanks for sharing!?
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guy bartlett
guy bartlett1 year ago
thanks that was really good
it easier for me to call it betterment than calling it spirituality
anyway thanks again?
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Chandra Shekhar A.K.
Chandra Shekhar A.K.1 year ago
Mark Shea’s El Camino de Santiago is an inspiring account of his journey of discovery of the self from Southern France to Santa Maria de Compostela in Northern Spanish Coast, from which all Spanish voyages of discovery to the New World started right from that of Columbus. When I saw the video through, I remembered my flight from Paris to Miami en route Bogota flying over the promontory of land jutting into the Atlantic near the pilgrimage town of Santa Maria de Compostela. Thanks Mark for the nice account of the physical, emotional and mystical aspects of your memorable journey in which you made us participate too by watching it !?
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Pio Luistro
Pio Luistro1 year ago
Such a moving film! My wife & I have been intending to do the camino for years, but just recently aim to make it a reality hopefully by July next year, God permits. Seeing your film gave us an excellent idea how it goes physically as well as what goes on spiritually inside. Can’t express our appreciation enough! Thank you indeed!?
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inpersonaDK
inpersonaDK1 year ago
Thank you so much Mark for sharing your personal journey in so many ways :)?
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Stephen Nicholls
Stephen Nicholls1 year ago
Lovely video- bringing back so many memories. I’ve never walked the French Camino – too many pilgrims – but this brought back so many memories of the Caminos Ingles, Portuguese, Ruta de Ebro, Via de la Plata ….. well done and thank you!! Stephen from Suffolk, UK.?
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Skip Stubbs
Skip Stubbs1 year ago
Thanks Mark,

great work. the longest thing i have ever watched on youtube.

i particularly enjoyed your simplicity, music, audio of ambient sounds, stills, and attention to almost all aspects of the journey. i happened on your video while searching for a trailer of the movie “The Way”. your very thoughtful film and narrative has made my week, at the very least.

best,
Skip?
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Ingrid W
Ingrid W1 year ago
i was really surprised, that i don’t recognize a lot of pictures in your Film. But it shows me only, that it is like i learn it on my camino from Speyer to Santiago in 2014, every body has his own view and goes his own camino. Also when you go the same day the same way you will have total different experiences. But what i recognize is what you tell us. What a lot of thins go through our heads on this camino, for me it is still unbelievable. Thanks for sharing your way and make me remember my way. Greetings from a german girl now living in norway Ingrid?
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wilhelm quenzert
wilhelm quenzert1 year ago
very good film, have seen several videos about the camino, but this is one of the best. thanx for sharing your experience!?
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maricanady05
maricanady051 year ago
What a great video!! I’m reading The Pilgrimage (Paulo Coelho) and decided to do a little research to better understand the book. I’m glad I came across this documentary. Thanks for sharing!!?
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Warren Bourke
Warren Bourke1 year ago
after a friend and his daughter did the Camino i went with my brother to c the documentary brilliant what a life changing experience?
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DisneyDreamer
DisneyDreamer1 year ago
This is a pleasure to watch. Thanks for sharing your experience. Buen Camino to whoever is going on this journey.?
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ron casados
ron casados1 year ago
Dear Mark,
Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful piece of Art you have created . I was fortunate to do the Camino with my youngest son eight years ago , we rode bikes from Madrid and it was an unforgettable experience. Now, that I am approaching retirement age, I have been considering spending a full year on the Camino just sharing my Music and letting the Camino provide. I intend to start next spring or early summer and Solve it by walking. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Well done, Mate.?
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Annie Tsai
Annie Tsai1 year ago
wow, I rarely watched through a documentary without taking breaks! You have good story telling skill and the authenticity and reflections along the journey is truly moving and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this with us!?
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xstretcherjockeyx
xstretcherjockeyx1 year ago
God bless you?
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Lourdes Werner
Lourdes Werner1 year ago
My husband and I will be walking El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage the French Way next April/May when he retires. I’ve been planning this trip for five years. I really enjoyed your documentary, very truthful and real. I’m wondering now ten plus years later how The Camino has affected your life? Were you able to keep the lessons learned in The Camino, were you able to go with the flow and keep it simple? Did you find someone to share your life with, do you have children? I think the most difficult part won’t be walking El Camino but keeping what we learn from it close to our hearts.
Thanks for a great documentary.?
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Santuario de Lourdes, Francia
Santuario de Lourdes, Francia1 year ago
thank you for sharing your experience en el camino! my wife and i will be heading that way later this year. We are so looking forward to what we are going to see, experience and most importantly what we will discover of ourselves. great documentary Mark!?
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Enrique Sosa
Enrique Sosa1 year ago
Beautiful!!! Thank you for share. My God Bless you.?
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cindybelem
cindybelem1 year ago
Thank you!!!!?
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Ashley Oulton
Ashley Oulton1 year ago (edited)
I absolutely loved your video. It was so honest and true…. you opened your soul to thousands of people and you shared something very special and unique. It was so very special to share in your enlightenment along the way when you didn’t realize that you had been enlightened! I also discovered El Camino through reading Paolo Coelho’s book and I was also confirmed using the name St James. Come on Aussie come on!?
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AMadeMan1
AMadeMan11 year ago
Great effort ! I’m hoping to do this next year?
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Mhorag Christie
Mhorag Christie1 year ago
Fantastic documentary ! It has come by coincidence and at the right time in my life.
Have been feeling a need to find a change in life so this walk is what I must do. Will train to be physically fitter judging by the conditions you went through….I am older….52 years old !
Thanks also for tip about stone. Have one ready; one which I have carried and rubbed all my worries into for quite a few years. Will be glad to let it go at the end on top of that pile under the cross. You did a great job and it showed the walk had changed you….in fact you looked at one point near the end like Jesus. Bless you ! haha
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centervilletn
centervilletn1 year ago
I hope you make your Camino. I turn 50 in November and likewise feel compelled to walk the way too.?
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Joseph Pulvirenti
Joseph Pulvirenti1 year ago
Wonderful Mark, What a great documentary of your Adventure. You have inspired me and I will be doing this walk in September 2016.?
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Anita Kulp
Anita Kulp1 year ago
I am blown away by the reality, and heart you demonstrated in documenting your pilgrimage on El Camino. I have been very interested in walking the Camino since reading Shirley Maclaine’s book about her pilgrimage to Santiago. It hasn’t been until yesterday that it has now become real and a destination I will incorporate into my life path. I have had it in the back of my mind for many years, and now that I am in a life transition, I feel this has come to me to feel into this journey ahead. Thank you so much Mark for your sharing. It has inspired me to push myself to get there, and then to remember the simplicity of life through the walk, and through the simplicity of my relationship with the Divine. Many blessings to you and yours.?
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Elizabeth Blaze
Elizabeth Blaze1 year ago
I watched a documentary about the El Camino a few years ago that was very inspiring and made me want to go. I was hoping this was the same one but it’s not. Who wants to watch over an hour of some guy whining into a camera? I hit the 13 minute marks and I’m out.?
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Stacey Wittig
Stacey Wittig1 year ago (edited)
Excellence documentary! I rarely watch these things to the end, but you had such good content, story telling and editing that I couldn’t stop watching. Thanks for sharing your story, Stacey?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
Thanks Stacey?
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Stacey Wittig
Stacey Wittig1 year ago
I don’t think you have enough stuff packed in your sacks as you leave St Jean. We all do the same…?
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Peter Cardena
Peter Cardena1 year ago
Awesome documentary, I found it to be very inspiring. Thanks for making it!?
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GREG STEGMAN
GREG STEGMAN1 year ago
Memories came flooding back from my walk in October last year. It took one hell of an effort for you to carry all that extra weight in your backpack, the reward speaks for itself, well done. Your life will never be the same, mine has drastically changed. We all experienced so many of your downs and ups, the inner search that commences around day 10,,,,,,yes its one of lifes great journeys. If you get to Brisbane, love to have a cup of tea with you. Best Wishes Greg?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+GREG STEGMAN thanks Greg, happy to hear you got the same out of it, buen camino?
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Luisa Cortés de Longoria
Luisa Cortés de Longoria1 year ago
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Lana Lucky
Lana Lucky1 year ago
Thank you so much! I’m going to take my Camino next year.?
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Ricardo Caffi
Ricardo Caffi1 year ago
Thanks for sharing your Camino, I’ve enjoied it and captured the changes of your perspection of life durring the Camino. I still haven’t done it but I can feel like after a few days you understand how useless material things are in liffe and how nice it is to learn to live with what nature gives us. I’ve apreciated when you said you had enough even of taking out the camara, talking to it and putting it away as if all this was recalling you to the modern world and nbot letting you totaly live the spirituality of the Camino. Cheer mate!?
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Garage Urbano de Pulgas
Garage Urbano de Pulgas1 year ago
COPYRIGHT ?? JAJAJAJAJAJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA PARA QUE LO PONES SI NO ES PARA VERLO ??
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Michael Rasmussen
Michael Rasmussen1 year ago
Um, wow. that was so overwhelmingly personal. Yet without being a load of me-ism. That’s a difficult balance to pull off.

And to lay yourself bare to the world like that – you have tremendous inner strength.

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Terry Vince
Terry Vince1 year ago
Mark your documentary is so professional and real yet you made it with it seems the bare necessities equipment wise, a professional outfit would be proud to say they had put it together, you mentioned several times how the extra weight was holding you back and you were being passed by the older generation and yes they would have taken lots of photos which they may look at once in a while, you on the other part have compiled a wonderful movie of your trip which is so true full and shows the trip for exactly what it is, such as rain and mud, walking alongside a busy highway, over crowded ‘Sardine’ type refuges on one part to the beautiful scenery and wonderful old buildings on the other. Your struggle with heavy camera equipment leaves you much more to reflect on than older generation walkers who passed with a light weight point and shoot camera, I am sure you relive and the trip becomes fore front to your mind as you read the constant thankyou/congratulatory youtube posts?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Terry Vince Thanks Terry. Yes it amazes me the weekly emails and comments I get from around the world from people thanking me for my film. I’m happy that it has inspired people to the Camino themselves. There is nothing like it, it definitely has some special energy!?
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Frans Sas
Frans Sas1 year ago
Hi Mark, Tanks very much for your nice documentary. I did enjoy very much and I saw the changes in you The end of next month I am moving to Spain and I want to do the camino as well. Your docu has been a great help. Take care please.?
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Nu-Way Burgers
Nu-Way Burgers1 year ago
Thanks Mark, I watched every second of your film. My favorite parts were your explanation of Cruz de Ferro and your realization of the simplicity of there being a Creator of this beautiful world and that you have a relationship with Him. Congratulations for that. I’m glad we are spiritual brothers, as fellow followers of Christ, and I look forward to meeting you in the Kingdom of God if not before. A friend and I will be doing the last 265 km of the Camino in September 2015. I’ll remember you while out there. And I’ll be taking my rock for Cruz de Ferro.?
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Scott Leoski
Scott Leoski1 year ago
did you fulfill your journey? ??
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James Harrison
James Harrison1 year ago
amazing video Mark, thank you, I watched it a couple of times before I did my camino. You’d be more than welcome to watch, it only 4 mins 🙂 if ever you do it again come stay at mine in Biarritz before you leave to SJPDP.?
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Rosa Maria Roman
Rosa Maria Roman1 year ago (edited)
Ultreya Useya Mark!. Gracias por tus pequenas grandes verdades y por documental tan bonito. Sencillo, honesto, libre. Muchos escribimos diarios en El Camino. Por suerte, algunos grabais y lo compartis con los demas. Gracias peregrino! Mi consejo personal a los futuros jacobinos: viajad sin expectativas, simplemente caminad y escuchad al Camino. El Camino y nosotros, somos lo mismo. Solo hay que aprender a reconectarse. Salud!?
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bendettil
bendettil1 year ago
I’m leaving tomorrow to start the Camino Frances from SJPDP. I loved watching this. I will share this with my friends. I can only do half this summer and then I’m returning next summer to finish.?
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Indra Gregore
Indra Gregore1 year ago
Hi Mark. Thank you so much for carrying all the gear and making up this film for all of us… This was another kind of pilgrimage I experienced today watching you and contemplating about all the important questions in life. Thank you about that, you made my day.
However, your story made me think also about – how safe it is for a woman to make this all the way through on her own? I am not ready yet (obviously, if I question about safety :D) but your genuine experience inspired me a lot…
Hope you are well and happy…?
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Simon Lewis
Simon Lewis1 year ago
Hi Indra, I did the Camino a year ago. I just wanted to reassure you that the Camino is very safe. Within a few days of starting you will meet your Camino family. A bunch of people from all over the world who struggle to speak each others languages but have a lot in common. They will look out for you and you will look out for them. You will be exchanging e-mails a year later. There is a fantastic Canadian girl called Megan Tasker who has put together a brilliant website with loads of advice for pilgrims. She, and many other women I met along the way did it on their own with no problems. Good luck if you decide to do it. Go for it!?
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Indra Gregore
Indra Gregore1 year ago (edited)
+Simon Lewis Hi Simon, Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging message! I can sense that the Camino can change lives. I will have a look at the Canadian girl s website. I hope I can find it if I google the name you have given.
I am sure I will do it one day. I am so tempted when I think about it.
But ironically enough just few days ago I have signed myself up for Sri Lanka this spring. Another solitude experience. In an organised group for a start though.
Many thanks and best wishes to you!?
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Elke Weber-Moore
Elke Weber-Moore1 year ago
Dear Mark, returned from walking the walk yesterday and was not yet ready to enter the “real world” again. Watched your video instead and enjoyed your sincerety and everything else about it. Thank you! All the best and buen camino! Elke?
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Rosa Mercado
Rosa Mercado1 year ago
great documentary. wish i could do this too at my age. thanks mark!?
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Sara Goldy
Sara Goldy1 year ago
Wonderful. So touching, Thanks for sharing. Inspired to walk nxt yr! Xxx?
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mmbmbmbmb
mmbmbmbmb1 year ago
Got motivated to watch this film, because my daughter told me about having gone on this ‘trail’ with her husband, to solve issues in their marriage (starting at Lion).
I consider it 1:15:37 minutes well spent!
Your observations are impressively honest!
You share History with a great sense of humour!
The photography is great (!) … and your comment, that you prefer
SIMPLICITY of SPIRITUALITY … really struck a cord with me.
So ~ thank you for taking me along a trail, which I would most likely never take for myself ;o)
Thanks ~ and Hello from Canada, Karin

P.S. My honest opinion about the advertisements? I find them utterly disturbing and majorly inappropriate. There must be other ways to finance your carrier … no??
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Jean Clink
Jean Clink1 year ago
Thank you so much for bothering to make this dear film. I also appreciate the comments people have made. God bless you.?
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Julie Rutili
Julie Rutili1 year ago
Your documentary is so inspiring. I am planning on walking this pilgrimage very soon; trying to find the courage to commit to it! God bless you and thank you for this gift to all of us. In friendship, Julia?
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carlos barreira
carlos barreira1 year ago
i’ve done it!!! The Camino del Norte, and the feeelings i had were exactly the same! Thank you very much for the film!?
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Kevin Jerry
Kevin Jerry1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed your film. Very honest and wonderfully done. Hope to be doing the French Way soon?
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Lottie Heffer
Lottie Heffer1 year ago
hey Mark!
Thanks for sharing, am hoping to walk the whole camino for the first time this summer… trying not to expect too much but also very curious.. it´s good to see an honest view of it 🙂 Did you go on travelling and making more documentaries? Lots?
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michael hansson
michael hansson1 year ago (edited)
Inspiring documentary. The perverseness in all that rain and the way you openly share profound insights of changes in life is truly inspirational.
I will start my own walk last week of August.?
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Teresa Tattersall
Teresa Tattersall1 year ago
wonderful documentary…I am inspired and committed to do this?
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bikinggal1
bikinggal11 year ago
Thank you for your honesty throughout this film?
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Perdi meus Óculos
Perdi meus Óculos1 year ago
Nice?
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Paul Coombes
Paul Coombes1 year ago
Loved your flim, Cheers.?
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Dorothy Cafferty
Dorothy Cafferty1 year ago
My husband James Cafferty walked the el camino 5 times 4 times from St Jean pied a port in France to Santiago de Compostela and once from Bilboa the northern route to Santiago de Compostela he loved every minute his first walk was when he was 70years of age in 2004 his last walk was in 2011 at the age of 77 he loved every minute of every time he walked the way of St James he left this world on the 11th of August 2014 anti then he was wanting to walk from Porto in Portugal upto Santiago de Compostela I was proud of my dear husband I visited Santiago De Compostela and really enjoyed the City so much I wish everybody who Walks the Way of St James a very Happy Time on there Pilgrimage sincerely Dorothy Cafferty ….?
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John Roy Wright
John Roy Wright1 year ago
Mark, Thank you for the gift of this movie. I felt the development in you over the period and the honesty you chose to own were the thing that gave authenticity to the film. As you said each person’s journey is their own and you honoured that in this work. I was touched by a number of things you said which I connected with. My partner is wanting to do the walk and this is why we watched it, I was inspired to think about how our everyday lives (I think you pointed out that the mundane things can be the teaching moments if we allow them. However I hope that she gets to do it. Maybe I’ll do it one day or maybe not- I don’t want to copycat. I’d like to know what effect it had on your life since that time or maybe how your life changed. You mentioned some ways it could change in the film.Of course these kinds of experiences point the way not the specifics. Anyway… a huge thank you for your sharing. I did think it would make a great Australian story episode… just a thought. Once again thank you.?
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Ricardo Ortiz
Ricardo Ortiz2 years ago
Cuato sale el costo usa?
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Radu Lacatusu
Radu Lacatusu2 years ago
I hope you got on GoPro to save some space and weight in your next adventure. :O)?
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Kris Jepsen
Kris Jepsen2 years ago
Hi Mark. Thank you for your film, its just lovely. I’m planning my walk in September. Initially from Leon, but now I feel I’d connect more with the experience walking from France like you did and seeing oldies like myself doing it I’m quite encouraged. I’ll also bring a rock here from Bundeena (Sydney).?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
that first day is a tough one from St jean Pied du port. Try and do some hill climbing in your prep.?
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Tore Andre Ekerhovd
Tore Andre Ekerhovd2 years ago
Thank`s for sharing 🙂 I will do the same journey from 5´th of june this year and i´m looking foreward to do it and meet people like you and others 🙂 Good luck with you’re next project :-)?
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Nermin Uyar
Nermin Uyar2 years ago
Mark…Charming 🙂 I did Portugese Way on Atlantic Coast…it was also amazing…Bom Caminho !?
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Ubo Antisocial
Ubo Antisocial2 years ago
18 kg is too much! it should be around 10 kg 😉
Ultreia!?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv1 year ago
+Ubo Antisocial Yes, I read about American military campaigns that failed because soldiers were carrying too much weight. From my research 9 kilos for women, 12 kilos for men is the maximum?
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Axerien
Axerien2 years ago
Thank you for a fantastic video, I really appreciated watching this and hearing your reflections. And I’m also glad that you reconnected with God in the end. I’m going to walk the Camino myself this summer. Best wishes to you.?
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Elzbieta Kotkiewicz
Elzbieta Kotkiewicz2 years ago
Fhank You Frands?
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Doug L
Doug L2 years ago
HI Mark
Thanks for the wonderful video. I really enjoyed watching it. I would love to walk the Camino as well at some point and your video confirmed that for me. Just gotta convince the wife that its a good idea.?
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sona churia
sona churia2 years ago
thank you for sharing your experience of such a journey, in the stillness of the mind many troubles just vanished away. you can experience el camino all your life if you can be aware of the great spirits that walks with you every day of your life.. Meditation stills the mind.whatever the mind can conceive you can achieve, all the things you said you wanted to do, you can still achieve it. Bless you for taking me along with you on your way to St James.?
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James Ponak
James Ponak2 years ago
Great job! I’m really glad I saw your film. Thanks for your hard work, and your sincerity. I really enjoyed listening to you discover God, prayer, conviction, and the need for religion to be simple and open. Loved the question: “Where’s the love?!” God bless you! ?
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The Blowing Trumpet
The Blowing Trumpet2 years ago
Your film is amazing but not as much as your heart. I watch it often when I think I will die of longing if I don’t get my chance to walk the Camino! Getting to St. JPPD seems to be the hardest part for me!?
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Juan Porto
Juan Porto2 years ago
Great!! See my video about the nice landscape of Galicia!! I have composed the song with all my love. Share it if you like it!! Thank you very much

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John Acord
John Acord2 years ago
Get yourself a Go Pro.?
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Antoine
Antoine2 years ago
Thank you very much for your film Mark. I am thinking about planning a pilgrimage to Santiago in the weeks to come and your film is a great source of inspiration. God bless !!!?
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Chrysa Lis
Chrysa Lis2 years ago
Greetings from Greece mate 🙂 thank you for your insights! Really helpful for me walking the Camino in October. Best wishes for your life!?
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Richard Schletty
Richard Schletty2 years ago
Thank you so much for documenting your journey. Walk with Jesus. ?
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MermaidLilli
MermaidLilli2 years ago
Finally watched your video and it was great! I could see your transformation as the kilometers passed. Thank you for sharing this. Buen Camino.?
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Debora C.
Debora C.2 years ago
Thank you for all the times you took out the camera and you didn’t really want to. Thank you for having an artists eye. Thank you for moving forward when you didn’t feel like it…thank you for bringing the Camino to my laptop. You think this walk brought you closer to God…but did you ever think this walk brought God closer to you? Because God needed someone to make this film and he looked and looked and found you. ?
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bayreuth79
bayreuth792 years ago
Does anyone know what the medieval music is at the end of the film that people are dancing to, with shots of the pilgrim mass??
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tracy hung
tracy hung2 years ago
I just finished watching your documentary. I appreciate your candid opinions and true feelings expressed through this film. I am reading the book ” Walking Home” by Sonia Choquette…as she has walked the Camino as well. I think I will be able to make the decision of walking the Camino after I finish her book. However, your documentary has definitely made me seriously considering it. Thank You!?
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maureen kinyanjui
maureen kinyanjui2 years ago
Did you get married, settle down and build your own house ?How is your life after this experience??
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Tanya Kikkenborg
Tanya Kikkenborg2 years ago
Dear Mark.
Thank you for an hour of happyness and for bringing back some of the best memories of my life. This june I will go back to walk my 10. Camino, – not another hole one, but from Tui to Finisterra. I enjoyed your cencerness and open-hearted way of talking and sharing, also your pictures were spot on as I remember it all.
I hoped that I could fine you on facebook to say “thanks” and to be sure that my thank you got to you. I hope life is good to you and that the walk changed things also when you got back home to your job, your city and the traffic. Greetings Tanya from Copenhagen. ?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
Thanks Tanya, Your 10th Camino…Impressive!?
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Gloria Hatter
Gloria Hatter2 years ago
Hope you find what you are looking for. Thanks for sharing :-)?
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tyrone ellis drinkwater
tyrone ellis drinkwater2 years ago
Great documentary, very inspiring…but awful music.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
All the music filmed on location?
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Kicking Out Windows
Kicking Out Windows2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I hope you were able to get out from behind your computer screen and live your dreams of travel full time. ?
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kris schirmer – designer + artist
kris schirmer – designer + artist2 years ago
i am just watching your wishes/ideas of the future …. harley etc. i wonder what you did of the things you mentioned. if you read it, it was interesting to hear what happened in the meantime. 😉
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
hi Kris, nice to hear from you. l never built my own house….yet! I’ve been fascinated by the small house movement, and have drawn up plans for an office on a trailer. been too busy to start. I’m still single, and unless l find another gypsy, will probably stay that way. l’ve got big into motorcycles, but not those showboat harleys, l ride dualsports bikes, onroad/off road~ planning a Western Australia motorcycle series later this year. l still spend too damn long on a computer and dont do enough exercise…but l try to fit in a walk or a swim or a bike ride everday. walking still can put me in a meditative state, a gift the Camino keeps on giving. 30~40 minutes walking and my mind is clear, appreciative of the moment?
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Phylly San Antonio
Phylly San Antonio2 years ago
+Overlander.tv I watched this while cleaning house. Great inspiration. Really cool. Schedule a walk to Texas?
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mary mulligan
mary mulligan2 years ago
Thank you so very very enjoyable ….I hope to do the Camino next May ….. ?
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Tracey Sprigings
Tracey Sprigings2 years ago
Thank you so much, this was lovely, uplifting, real, truthful and ultimately simple film. I got a lot from this, been going through my own healing whilst going through the motions of my every day life, however dealing with issues from the past, trying to forge a future. Experiencing babtisms of fire which hopefully and utimately will lead towards healing. Thank you again for your generosity and your lovely spirit.?
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KarlijnKuiper
KarlijnKuiper2 years ago
Beautiful to see you transforming along the way, totally opening up. Not bad to look like a hippie at all, being connected to nature and spirit. Thank you for filming this and sharing!?
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John Black
John Black2 years ago
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Kate H
Kate H2 years ago
Thank you – I really enjoyed watching your film about your journey on the Camino, as it was over 10 years ago now it would be interesting to hear if it actually had an impact on your life, I would also love to see any further films you made – I did a search but came up blank…thank you again for sharing your experiences?
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Kate H2 years ago
PPS – I hope you got your brakes fixed, if you managed to complete your journey to Devonport you probably rode past my door 🙂 Safe travels?
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Kate H
Kate H2 years ago
PPPS have your read the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series? Amazing things are happening in Russia, the books connect spirituality with sustainability, when I read a description in one of the books about kin’s domains, tingles went up my spine – I thought Yes!! this is the answer to how we can live in connectedness and harmony with Mother Earth. It is a dream of mine to film a journey to significant places from those books, but if you like the idea, it is yours :)?
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Karen Guzman
Karen Guzman2 years ago
Beautiful Documentary. Very helpful to see what you can expect along the way. Thank you for this. ?
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Cashel Gaming
Cashel Gaming2 years ago
Thank you for all that extra weight you chose to carry.?
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James Landry
James Landry2 years ago
I liked watching this video. Well done. ?
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Judith S
Judith S2 years ago
Hello Mark, Thank you for sharing your Camino experience via YouTube. I thoroughly enjoyed it and admired the candid way you put things across. I walked my Camino Sept through to Oct this year and as your images rolled by I was taken back to my own wonderful experience. I was one of those “old ladies” (don’t like that term) or pensioners you mentioned that often passed you by. I had my 70th birthday along the way.?
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Harshveer Bhandal
Harshveer Bhandal2 years ago
Fabulous oooooooooooo ssss mmmmmmmm?
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Steve O
Steve O2 years ago
Very enjoyable, great job,?
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Trudy Ramirez
Trudy Ramirez2 years ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful and charming film about The Way. I’m going to do the walk. I’ve not settled on a specific time frame, but your film was so inspirational. I can only imagine the added weight of your camera equipment, but I’m grateful that you carried it and made this film. Buen Camino always!?
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Russell M Kenny
Russell M Kenny2 years ago (edited)
I was 50 this year and it was the 9th time i walked it complete and more, 3000kms in all, also did the 1000 kms Via de la Plata, Frances again next year 2015 for the 10th time, it is my life and my love. this year i had a rucksack and a guitar in it’s case, i am a skinny old dog and believe me the walk is easy, just a few blisters and extreme weather, don’t get too deep and don’t read too much into it, just walk and feel the space to think for yourself.?
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David Ma
David Ma2 weeks ago
Russell M Kenny
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Suilven Mountain
Suilven Mountain2 weeks ago
when I did the walk no one had mobile phones! Imagine that!?
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Jill Ballard
Jill Ballard2 years ago
Thank you!?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
#Caminodesantiago #video #wayofstjames #documentary #film #pilgrimage #spiritual ?
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Karyn Nash Collins
Karyn Nash Collins2 years ago
Mark, thank you for sharing your journey with me, it made me think. I so wish I could do it too, but I was injured while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and have almost my entire spine fused and live with chronic pain. I don’t think I would be able to walk that far. It was so nice for you to take me along with you. Thank you! May God bless you and I hope you found what you were looking for.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
Thanks for your comment Karen. Happy to hear you got something out of it. Buen Camino, Mark?
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Magnus Resare
Magnus Resare2 years ago
Lovely movie, Pilgrim!?
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Sue Smith
Sue Smith2 years ago
Dear Mark;
Thank you for your beautifully insightful documentary. It was inspiring to see you finally realise the reason for your journey.
Your connection to God, yourself and nature, brought you to a new level of growth and understanding..
Let us know how you are doing now that you are back home and how the experience has changed your llife.
A follow-up would be greatly appreciated.
Blessings to you and yours,
Sue?
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Victor Lopez
Victor Lopez2 years ago (edited)
Thoroughly enjoyed your documentary, Mark-well done!?
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Ian Lockwood
Ian Lockwood2 years ago
FANTASTIC?
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Osvaldo Leal
Osvaldo Leal2 years ago
Nice?
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Gunftknetl
Gunftknetl2 years ago
Attaching importance to the copyright is surely a proof of highly spiruality ^^?
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liemon sherbet
liemon sherbet2 years ago
Fantastic…
i’ve enjoyed this video, and i really envy this your experience!
We have in Italy the Via Francigena, with REGES we have made a film about..
i post here the trailer , if you enjoy it
however you have made really good job
Il Cammino di Ferro – capitolo 1 – La Spada del Monaco – TRAILER?
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Vikrant Lapenna
Vikrant Lapenna2 years ago
One of my two favorite Camino Santiago videos so far ….. and also this one with the quiet walkers….. http://youtu.be/2pFgaOOtZCM
Thank you for sharing Mark
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Adrian Kelly
Adrian Kelly2 years ago
The film was very inspiring.?
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Judy Bell
Judy Bell2 years ago
Forgot to mention — your idea about the route being a “power source” — well, that might just be valid, based on your experiences, some experiences of other travelers, and especially a couple of experiences Sonia told about in her book.?
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Judy Bell
Judy Bell2 years ago
Hi Mark, I LOVE this documentary that you so brilliantly filmed and edited and sound edited. Great job! (Or, as Austrailians say, “Good on you, Mate!”) I just read Sonia Choquette’s new book about her pilgrimage, “The Way Home” (in three days) and then I watched several youtube videos about “The Way.” Hope your three stones that you put on the hill at the Iron Cross have all come to fruition. All the best to you!?
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James Woomer
James Woomer2 years ago
I found this video in last march , I leave March 1st 2015 to start my Camino from SJJP to Santiago, great video :)?
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Katy Young
Katy Young2 years ago
Planning a Camino in 2016 and this film is EXACTLY what I needed to see! Real experience, and reactions. Fantastic for anyone who wants to start this journey!?
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Mark Doyle
Mark Doyle2 years ago
That was a pretty good presentation Mark – got me thinking of doing the camino 2015 – I really liked this. Did you get your harley??
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv2 years ago
l’ve had a few bikes, no Harley’s. like the offroad stuff so currently own a DR 650. plan a trip with the Dr around West Australia. Will make a video. Buen Camino Mark?
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Dartmoor Legend
Dartmoor Legend2 years ago (edited)
I really enjoyed your video of your Journey across the Camino, having walked this path myself, know there are many tests that you overcome and sometimes being concerned about the visuals you get on your camera, when you find it is all about your journey and yourself …I can also relate to your feeling that you were protected …you were!….Well done!..?
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Javier Rojas
Javier Rojas2 years ago
Nej noj kemantis nij ajxilis yionij tlatolij iuan ijkon nij amechtlapouis. Ayakmo uejkikaj poliuik, san kanaj se xiuitl
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Javier Rojas
Javier Rojas2 years ago
Nej noj kemantis nij ajxilis yionij tlatolij iuan ijkon nij amechtlapouis. Ayakmo uejkikaj poliuik, san kanaj se xiuitl
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lina thing
lina thing2 years ago
Holla:) Have you tried the Fat Blaze Factor (do search on google)? Ive hear some unbelievable stuff about it and my sis burned lots of unwanted fats(:?
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Erwin Imig
Erwin Imig2 years ago
Mark, thank you for your thougt´s and the film. I like it. Erwin?
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El Señor C
El Señor C2 years ago
BUEN DOCUMENTAL.?
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George Theofanous
George Theofanous2 years ago
My wife and I are beginning the planning stages for our walk when we are 50, in a few years. This is just one more means of encouraging the process. We cannot wait!?
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Patrick Duffy
Patrick Duffy2 years ago
Very nice. ?
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Sheila Kay
Sheila Kay2 years ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I’m going this up coming May with my daughter and can’t wait! ?
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Amilia S
Amilia S2 years ago
This film is a great inspiration to get back to your own track… Good job!?
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yarinya13
yarinya132 years ago
Thank you for making this movie and sharing it. ….excellent. The peace in your eyes at the end is unmistakable. Great job and congratulations…?
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Mario Vicente Gesualdi
Mario Vicente Gesualdi2 years ago
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Azanti
Azanti2 years ago
Excellent film, my own experiences of the Camino inspired me to make this film – The Journey NEW TRAILER JULY 2014?
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Jill C
Jill C2 years ago
I just finished the Camino 2 weeks ago, and it amazed me how many of the same insights, fears, worries, and challenges I shared with Mark. I watched this documentary about a year ago as well. It’s so much more meaningful now. I think this gives a better understanding about how this pilgrimmage actually is vs the the Hollywood movie “The Way.” Thanks for making this film!?
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Kilnmaster
Kilnmaster2 years ago
thank u for your time?
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Dan B
Dan B2 years ago
thanks for making this film. really appreciate it Mark. Peace, the Lord bless and keep you.?
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Joyce V Strand
Joyce V Strand2 years ago
Amazing how similar the processes are on the Camino – and yet different.

Thank you
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Tóth Károly
Tóth Károly2 years ago
Nagyon tetszik?
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Hugh Mc Enaney
Hugh Mc Enaney2 years ago
Well done Mark. You did great. I know a few people who have done the Camino and a few more who are planning it. I am sure your video and honest thoughts will be an inspiration to them and many more to come. ?
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rod garrett
rod garrett2 years ago
I watched this for 5 minutes, only, because this guy complained, for 5 minutes.?
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John Baines
John Baines2 years ago
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT ?
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Connie Crosby
Connie Crosby2 years ago
Today is St. James’ day. Thank you for sharing the full film. It brought back some excellent memories of my walk last year. I could see how you changed both physically and mentally during your walk. Buen Camino. ?
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KeithWSt
KeithWSt2 years ago
A great documentary: thoughtful, beautiful and inspirational. Congratulations on the film and on completing the Camino. I am quite tempted to give it a go… Thank you.?
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Anthony CP
Anthony CP2 years ago
I like a lot the movie of marck shea. Nevertheless les subtittles are very bad. I think that it is not Mark who has put them in his movie. Someone from internet coming with a good feeling has made a bad job.?
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Sueann Questar
Sueann Questar2 years ago
HI Mark, loved your real grassroots doco. I walked this year from SJPD to Santiago and had very similar thoughts and experiences as yourself. I wanted enlightenment of some sort and found the simple act of walking and being in the moment such a clear way to connect with the divine. i also developed shin troubles at Leon and got very bored on the long treeless days – even has a hissy fit and tossed down my pack. Then realised that if i didnt move my bum i wasnt going to be going anywhere and so got up and continued and loved it. i will be sharing the link to your doco with my friends some i made along the way and other i had before. Thanks again for some great memories and sharing a bit of yourself with us. BTW hope you found some love since then :)?
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Neil Martin
Neil Martin2 years ago
Well done mate, great help. im planning to do it myself and wanting to prepare. Im doing it with my brothers in a couple of years but the more I see, I want to do it earlier! ?
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Jeanette De Jesus
Jeanette De Jesus2 years ago
Amazing!!!?
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rere nomad
rere nomad2 years ago
wow, a month walking? I don’t know if I can conquer that.?
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Magyar Rose
Magyar Rose2 years ago (edited)
Nice bird song at the beginning. Loved your insights and transformations. And especially loved the folk dancing at the end. Onward and Upward.?
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TheDAT573
TheDAT5732 years ago
Mark, Thank you so much for this wonderful video.
Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment.?
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catminusthehat
catminusthehat2 years ago
Mark that was great. Thank you. I leave from Melbourne in five days having only booked it two weeks ago. I look with wonder at all that is to unfold. I sense the reasons for our journeys are similar so I hope to uncover the treasures like you did. Cheers Katrina :)?
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catminusthehat
catminusthehat2 years ago
Mark that was great. Thank you. I leave from Melbourne in five days having only booked it two weeks ago. I look with wonder at all that is to unfold. I sense the reasons for our journeys are similar so I hope to uncover the treasures like you did. Cheers Katrina :)?
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MsKulturschock
MsKulturschock2 years ago (edited)
Great doc! Thank you so much! I will do the camino next year May/June and I am looking forward to it more than ever. ?
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Jay Kay
Jay Kay2 years ago (edited)
Dear Mark, thank you so much for making this film. It seems that you have not only inspired me but a whole lot of people. I am thinking of taking this trip. Having done 3 treks in the Himalayas I realise that your journey was very similar to mine. I Hope you got what you wanted from it. Thanks again, JK?
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L Bellhouse
L Bellhouse2 years ago (edited)
your such a legend! thank you?
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John O'Brien
John O’Brien2 years ago
Fantastic video, really enjoyed watching your journey! ?
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Carol Weaver
Carol Weaver2 years ago
Amazing. Do not be embarrassed! Your vulnerability was wonderful. Loved watching your journey. Hoping to do the Camino in 2016 or 17 having lived in Santiago Oct 1982 – January 1983. The dreams you expressed were great. Did they come true??
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Jon Walker
Jon Walker2 years ago
Thanks Mark, really enjoyed your film, and so glad you made it?
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Lucio Da Rocha
Lucio Da Rocha3 years ago
Mark I enjoyed your documentary . I hope to do this in the near future. ?
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Adam Crossley
Adam Crossley3 years ago
Did anyone else think of hobbit holes at 41:45? Excellent video, sir. Thanks for sharing it.?
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Sue Kenney
Sue Kenney3 years ago
Mark, It is a great feat to walk the Camino and another one to document your journey. I’m sure that many are inspired by your story. I remember when you started working on this project and we connected. (In2006 I had just completed by documentary Las Peregrinas.) Today one of the pilgrims on my next group Camino shared it with me. The cycle of the Camino lives on! Buen Camino in life. Sue?
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Mia Bulla
Mia Bulla2 years ago
sorry it has taken me so long to respond…next year is looking good for me..but no when the walk gets far too busy, during the quiet time.. this would not only hard but what a truly inspirational way of ‘clearing the head’. i live in Australia xx?
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Sue Kenney
Sue Kenney2 years ago
+carine woder Definately a good way to clear your head and consider new ideas. Buen Camino!?
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Glen S
Glen S3 years ago
Hi Mark, so many times we look for the spectacular but it is often found in the small, still, natural and most simple way. As I was watching your documentary I realised you were going through a process of conversion, just you and God. You went on the way looking for something more spiritual and God answered you. I am from South Africa, residing in England at the moment & I am contemplating doing it. Last yr flew into D.C. & cycled through Virginia and into N. Carolina by myself, I hadn’t trained for it & hadn’t ridden a bike in 35 years. The bike took a pounding with me weighing 285 pounds, it was extremely lonely, but God kept me, As I was riding over a bridge with a 15m drop, a car hit me knocking my pannier off, shaving my leg and hitting my handle bar, theoretically I should have flown over the bridge, but by some miracle I never fell off my bicycle but kept my course. the motorist sped off, the cars side mirror was obliterated. I’m going to put this on my website blog. ?
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Paul Chillage
Paul Chillage3 years ago
“Go with the flow”?
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geniusaza
geniusaza3 years ago
So much selfdelusion in the world. ?
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Paola Ranieri
Paola Ranieri3 years ago
Oh wow, can’t wait to do it ! I’m starting at the end of June. :)?
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Bacantoh Bacantoh
Bacantoh Bacantoh3 years ago
thanks… i makes me remeber my thoughts… yes it just us and god.?
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Selina Kiefer
Selina Kiefer3 years ago
Wow…I don’t even know what to say…
Now I can’t die without having done the Camino. You will hear from me when I did it ;)?
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androeee
androeee3 years ago
very well done documentary! beautiful to see the changes the camino brings reflect in and on him as the movie goes on.?
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Kyleen Chambers
Kyleen Chambers3 years ago
I start this June! ?
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Claudia Ontour
Claudia Ontour3 years ago
Dear Amigo!!! Thank you for bringing back beautiful memories of my walk!!
I wish we could meet and talk about our caminos!!!
Buen Camino:) xoxo?
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416mcp
416mcp3 years ago
I never heard of this until I saw the movie “The Way”. If I had they money (and could take all the time off work)I would like to do this?
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Klinta
Klinta3 years ago
Thank you ever so much Mark for this true reflection of the camino, a journey I look forward to doing myself one day. About to embark on your irish travel guide.?
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Imelda Frances Burnadette Maguire
Imelda Frances Burnadette Maguire3 years ago
Thank you Mark Shea for sharing your amazing walk with God, fabulous filming, much enjoyed!

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Darren Bell
Darren Bell3 years ago
He looks so much happier around 1 hour in to the video. its really nice to see how he changed from someone who didn’t look very happy in life to someone who is loving life. well done to you!?
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Lilija Hoffmann
Lilija Hoffmann3 years ago
Hello

Thank you for this wonderful doc. Im really empressed how open you talk about Feelings.
I want to go in two months the Olavsway in Norway. It would be my first walk alone and I dont know what to take with me. Also I really have less Money and I would sleep in a tent. But in Long distances How can I cope with the Food and showering and this Kind of stuff.
o.O

So maybe you got some ideas and can help me.
It would be really nice. 🙂

Warm regards

Lilija?
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avaboda
avaboda3 years ago
where are you now???? I did the camino last september 2013 and had so many of the same thoughts and queries as you, about religion, life etc… Ava- fellow pilgrim…?
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Cynthia English
Cynthia English3 years ago
Mark, a soon-to-be Peregrino was guided to me through acquaintances to ask me about my camino…coincidentally, I’d just submitted an article on The Way which I shared with her and she directed me to your film… I love your film. Brought me back! And yes, your experiences so very much resonate with me and reflect my own. I will post my article here for you (and I understand if you would like to delete it from my post after you hopefully read it!) ~ my camino was spiritual, frustrating, boring, physically painful, energizing, hard, fabulous and ultimately, magical… and I agree…I came to the realization of how Blessed I’ve been, and that for me, my spirituality rests in sharing nature and communing directly with God ~ thank you so much for your time and effort in carrying the camera…you gave me a very special gift!!!
Cynthia

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Alex Tabrizi
Alex Tabrizi3 years ago
Stunning scenery and great insight into what its like to walk the route which I’d love to do. Film is great too. If you like the film check out ‘The Journey’ starring Jason Flemyng (X-Men). It’s similar to The Way and has some beautiful Grecian scenery in.?
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Esteban Ceniceros
Esteban Ceniceros3 years ago
Hi Mark, this is by far the best personal documentary I’ve seen on the road 2 Santiago. I searched here on the Tube 2 see if I could find something authentic & I’m glad I found your video. Great picture quality, great shots, excellent footage all in all and above all enjoyed your sincere testimonials about what your were going through emotionally as you walked the walk. I’ve been to España many times,in fact I’ve been there twice in the past 4 months to Béarn in France, Navarra, Euskadi, La Rioja & Castile on a personal project I’m writing up right now. My girlfriend & I would like to do the trail to Santiago but from where we live in southwest Germany, that would be bout 1896km which would take us about 48 days averaging 40km per day 😀 What a dream. I especially appreciated the Galician gaitero music throughout your video. In the beginning, as you were leaving St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port, I heard what I thought was Basque music. Perhaps in the passages going through Navarra, La Rioja (did you do Logroño or Haro there?), you could also add Jota music which is the native music of those regions. Cheers to you mate & very well done.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv3 years ago
Thanks Esteban, I was very lucky with the music, everything was recorded while on the way. I tried to keep the music to where I recorded it, but sometimes just went with what worked best. Personally I found the french way long enough to bring about a feeling of change.

Buen Camino :)?
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Esteban Ceniceros
Esteban Ceniceros3 years ago
De nada amigo y sigue por el buen camino. Suerte y paz 🙂 Esteban.?
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Peregrino Txusly
Peregrino Txusly3 years ago
Precioso video. He hecho el Camino 5 veces y pienso seguir. El Camino tiene magia.

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sid Harrison
sid Harrison3 years ago
Nice one Mark, thanks for sharing your outer and inner experiences. Inspirational.?
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Overlander.tv
Overlander.tv3 years ago
#caminodesantiago #video #documentary #theway #spain Camino de Santiago Documentary Film – The Way?
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Anna Kosmach
Anna Kosmach3 years ago
Thank you so much for this documentary! You inspired my boyfriend and I to want to walk the Camino. We watched your documentary for the first time around October 2013 and now we are going to walk The Way in June 2014! Thank you for your beautiful and honest story?
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Tom Brooks
Tom Brooks3 years ago
Wow Mark! This was great. Thank you for your honesty and sincerity. I am going in September and hope to learn the calm, patient demeanor that you have shared with us. You are quite a guy…thank you. ?
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Luz Andino
Luz Andino3 years ago
Thank you s much for sharing your experience, beautiful soul, lots of blessing for you and the way continuous always .?
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Aaron O'Sullivan
Aaron O’Sullivan3 years ago
Mark i really enjoyed your documenting of your Camino experience !! I myself am thinking of starting with the Camino Portuguese and moving on to the Camino Frances in the opposite direction after Santiago de Compostela toward St Jean Pied de Port. I will also be documenting my own journey via a video blog, which i will update as much as possible depending on availability of broadband ….!?? I am very inspired by your journey !!
Kind regards !! ?
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jabukailimun
jabukailimun3 years ago
You are amazing! Thank you for this experience, for beautiful story.I wish you all the best in your life!Greetings from Serbia!?
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gary obrien
gary obrien3 years ago
I am hoping to go on the camino soon your documentary was very inspirational?
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Ed de Groot
Ed de Groot3 years ago (edited)
Nice Video.. This video and a lot of reading about this yourney inspired me to do my “own” camino in april/may 2014 🙂 I will be starting in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on April 9, 2014 :)?
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eli297
eli2973 years ago
i ll start on 7 of May !!!?
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Ed de Groot
Ed de Groot2 years ago
I completed my camino on May 10th. Maybe doing another one in a few years 🙂 Now addicted to walking, people, talking, experience.. Just great!?
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Tommy Munoz
Tommy Munoz3 years ago
Thank you for the film Mark. I enjoyed it as I get ready for my walk in April of this year. Thank you. ?
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kekomax
kekomax3 years ago
I wanna go there!!!! there’s a Spanish film made about the camino de Santiago, it’s called “al final del camino” ?
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Heather Waring
Heather Waring3 years ago
I started in Le Puy in 2008 with a friend and although lifestyle doesn’t allow us to walk more than 7-8 days at a time we have just crossed the Pyrennes from St Jean Pied de Port and walked as far as Logrono in Sept 2013. Looking forward to our next section in October time.?
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Twan van de Ven
Twan van de Ven3 years ago
I really enjoyed watching your documentary! This year i walkt the camino myself and the way you put in words the way you feel is verry limular like the way i felt while walking overthere! Its an amazing experiance and i thank you for shearing it with us!!
Gracias i buen camino……?
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Joel Gray
Joel Gray3 years ago
Mark, im planning on doing a part of the camino this summer. 2-3 weeks, starting at Le Puy, in southern france. i really appreciated the simple honesty of your documentary. it was very touching, and i also appreciate your film because it affords some mental preparation–that this will be a test of the will, but that there is a payoff–learning to appreciate the silence, the contemplation, the space you can give to your thoughts. Thank you.?
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David Harris
David Harris2 years ago
So how was your trip Bro?
Are you back in Alberta working yet??
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andrea Forry
andrea Forry3 years ago
@Mark Shea please can you check out my just giving page and share with your family and friends

www.justgiving.com/CatherineAndreaDriscoll

Many thanx :)?
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Nora Dee
Nora Dee3 years ago
“I don’t have to worry about being a member of a secret order or any bullshit like that. It’s just me and God.” I love that.?
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andrea Forry
andrea Forry3 years ago
I will be walking the Camino de Santiago in memory of my husband who sadly lost his battle to throat cancer on 26th August 2012. I have created a justgiving page, the link is:-

justgiving.com/CatherineAndreaDriscoll

I would be so grateful if you would take a look, sponsor me and share.
Please help me raise £5000 for The Throat Cancer Foundation UK.
Any questions please ask.

Thanx Andrea?
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PRNYBOUND
PRNYBOUND3 years ago
I want to do this .. ?
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Graham Cottrell
Graham Cottrell3 years ago
Thank you for your insight, I was unsure whether to watch it or not as I am planning for May 2014 but thought f*ck it watch it, at first I thought, cheer up for man, but then realised it’s not meant to be a comedy! it’s not meant to be anything really, it’s only what it’s meant to be for you, so well done for filming on route. I loved your lost for words for moments in front of the camera and your temptation not to unpack your reasons for doing the journey. Hard to explore what a pilgrimage is, and how do know, you haven’t done it! for me it will be whatever it becomes…Peace!?
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John Border
John Border3 years ago
An idea for you – next time go without a camera or phone. And take route like Via de la Plata.?
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Martin McGrath
Martin McGrath3 years ago
great film will start planning for my retirement 26 months and counting?
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Rey Anthony Mangual
Rey Anthony Mangual3 years ago
Buen camino!?
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Mattis Riks
Mattis Riks3 years ago
Thank you for the movie i start my walking the 28 of april 2014 , if there is someone who wants to join me just send me a mail mattiasberg72@hotmail.se im from i start from sweden . Take good care and happy new year ?
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Twiff13
Twiff133 years ago
I’ve watched this over the Christmas/New Year period 2013 and it’s been really great. I’ve been fascinated by your film and it’s given me a real insight into the reality of the walk. I’d like to do it and so to the planning. Thank you Mark, so hope your prayers for life were/are answered x?
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Brian Shimer
Brian Shimer3 years ago
Dear Mark,
I thank you too. It has become my desire to walk the Camino and I found your honest, authenticity refreshing. I am hoping to go next year, 2015, but we will see how that comes about. I am using parts of your sharing in a message I am preaching on Sunday 1/5 for I find that you did discover something essential to everyone’s journey, and that is the simplicity of making much of Jesus. We tend to make much of all the wrong things in this life, this “walk,” so I appreciated that simple message immensely. I also was struck in how you came to that over the weeks of your walk, even though the film only takes an hour! A friend just walked the Camino last year and was deeply impacted by the experience — he was 69 when he and his wife walked it together. I think that is one thing I love about the camino also — it is a “pilgrimage” which I am beginning to believe is a great metaphor of this life, this “walk” with Jesus. It is not so much the destination of this journey that I am after, but the daily journey, the trusting, the “plodding” or “slogging “as you said. So true, therein is the real fodder of our faith, that “long obedience in the same direction,” as Eugene Peterson penned in his Message translation of the Bible. Thank you. Grace to you. Peace to you. Keep walking!

Brian S ?
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Kara A
Kara A3 years ago
Loved your insights and appreciate that you did carry the camera to bring us this gold. Hope your Harley has a new pillion passenger 🙂 we’re doing the Camino in 2015. I too would love to know what time of year you did the Camino de Santiago.?
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mlillesand
mlillesand3 years ago
Mark, I really appreicated this documentary. I walked the walk myself a few years ago and your film brought a lot of smiles and happy thoughts. It is also really impressive that you managed to go all the way with 18 kg of gear. Impressive. Morten?
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Jennifer Ruggiero
Jennifer Ruggiero3 years ago (edited)
Thanks for creating this wonderful documentary, +Mark Shea. I watched it on my 56 inch tv last night via the YouTube channel, and it looked fantastic!

What month did you go in and what were the temperatures like during the day and night? I am trying to decide whether or not this is something I should do. From my wimpy standpoint… the rainy, muddy days didn’t appeal to me at all. 😉 However, I love the challenge of doing this for over 30 days, meeting so many interesting people, and seeing the glorious land, towns, and history. Vacation time from work is another concern. I am very grateful to have enough of it, but have never taken it all at one time, so I’d have to see if something like that is even possible.

As far as the places you can stay at night, are those on a Camino De Santiago map, or are they clearly marked when you enter the town? Is it cash only, or do they accept credit cards? What about tech… do cel phones work in these towns that we stay in at night? Do they have wifi? I ask because I am thinking about how to communicate with loved ones back home while being so far away. I guess with all my 1st world questions, I might be missing the point of the voyage. 😉

Love your work!

Jennifer?
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Zarah Hernandez
Zarah Hernandez3 years ago
The Camino. My goal. ?
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Grace Mesugas
Grace Mesugas3 years ago
Ahehhee you have this pala na?
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john sanders A.
john sanders A.2 years ago
+Grace Mesugas do you plan to go grace??
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Béatrice Karjalainen
Béatrice Karjalainen3 years ago
Thanks for sharing your journey. I did it August/September 2013 and watching you movie brought up happy memories and I recognise a lot of your thoughts during the way. ?
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camina conmigo
camina conmigo3 years ago
Mark, Thank you for sharing your camino. Beautifully done.?
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Marjorie Zoe Negron (Cinemaragazza)
Marjorie Zoe Negron (Cinemaragazza)3 years ago
This video has been part of my inspiration…
please go to my page… and pass it along… I need your help! 🙂
http://shar.es/O70iP?
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Russell M Kenny
Russell M Kenny3 years ago
I have done this Camino Frances 5 times completely and will do it again in 2014 for the 6th time.
I also did the 1000 kms Via de la Plata in 2010 from Seville to Santiago..the Camino Levante from Valencia to Santiago this year 2013
Its dead easy to do and no major challenge..i saw a 78 year old woman up in the mountains…and once a man from Australia who’s wife had died so he decided to walk the Camino because he was lost, he was 85 years old
There is no secret and no bullshit that you hear in these type of videos.
just put one foot in front of the other at your own time and you will get there.
My only tip would be to wear shoes or boots 2 times bigger than your own size and take good plasters for your blisters.
Apart from that…Just do it !
Good luck :)?
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Taxi Peter Kitzbühel
Taxi Peter Kitzbühel3 years ago
Super Video !!!!
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Donna Cunningham
Donna Cunningham3 years ago
Hi mark, what a brave journey! My brother walked the camino in July this year2013 Tom Cunningham. So proud he experienced it. The plan is to go back with him in 2014 with him and my other sister. I love to walk and as I see what you went through, makes me believe there’s a lot more to achieve in my life alone than what I can hope for my path. Thanks for sharing. My brother walked 920km and loved it. Came back to Australia completely happy and satisfied he’d done it. I’m keen. I want to do I?
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Patrick Malyszewska
Patrick Malyszewska3 years ago
Dear Mark, thank you for sharing your Camino through this wonderful and honest documentary. I did my first Camino last summer, 2533 km by bike from Belgium, including the round trip to Finisterre and Muxia. It was by far the most memorable journey of my life, and watching your video made me emotionally relive my own pilgrimage. Buen Camino!
Patrick?
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Skip Heiney
Skip Heiney3 years ago
Wonderful film, Mark; thank you very much! My wife and I are 68 & 69, and just finished the Camino this June 4th, all 800k, without problem, and with great wonder. Watching your film was like going again, which we plan to do next year. Thanks again. I recommend this to anyone!
skip & carol, from Oregon, USA?
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kevin ceney
kevin ceney3 years ago
Thank you Mark for the gift of sharing your journey .May god be with you.
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aldozamora
aldozamora3 years ago
so inspiring,, god bless all?
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Erick Sorensen
Erick Sorensen3 years ago
Ver este film me ha traido tantas memorias de ese Camino, lo hice tres veces en bicicleta y aun me queda pendiente uno más. El Camino “engancha”, sin duda alguna. Lo recomiendo! www.erickensen.blogspot.com?
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Camino Nev
Camino Nev3 years ago
wow. 18kg of gear is a lot man! Well done on completing the walk Mark!?
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CZtonda
CZtonda3 years ago
Thank you for sharing this journey. It is clearly visible, how the way had an impact to authors mind. As time and path went by author was humble and more selfthinking. This was a beautifull example of way of body and way of mind and spirit. God bless you.?
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Tauto2974
Tauto29743 years ago
Mark, thank you for sharing your journey. I am planning on walking the Camino this coming summer (June/July). As the time approaches I get nervous and questions if I should do the entire French Way, but watching your video gives me courage and I think I should give it a go.
Thank you,?
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fiona mclaughlin
fiona mclaughlin3 years ago
really enjoyed this. thank you so much hope to do this sometime?

2 thoughts on “Film Reviews for The Way – Camino de Santiago

  1. Hi Mark, I have just spent most of my afternoon watching your film account of your Camino del Santiago and now feel as if I too have was liked the Camino in my soul. I watched the film today because a friend of a friend called
    James from Oxford is setting off next week for the third time on his Camino. I only wish I had done it myself before I became partly disabled but I have found a deeper relationship with God through my own life experiences and can at least help others to know that joy. Thank you so much and I pray your life is fulfilled in every since your wonderful experiences on the road to Santiago.
    God bless
    Paula UK

  2. Thanks Paula

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