29 Nationalities I Met on the Camino (Map)
In 32 days of walking the 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, I met people from 29 different countries. That’s nearly 1 new nationality per day (or 1 every 17 miles).
The list of countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, Spain, Argentina, Malaysia, South Korea, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Holland, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Portugal, Norway, Scotland, Latvia, Austria, Hungary
That’s 5 North and South American countries, 6 from Asian and Australasian, and 18 European countries.
And these are only the people I talked to enough to learn their nationality; the total number of nationalities I encountered is probably closer to 50.
Complete statistics on the number of pilgrims walking the Camino as broken down by nationality are kept by the Archbishops office in Santiago de Compostela. If I can defeat my overwhelming laziness, maybe I’ll create a more detailed infographic map based on the official statistics…