Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Buen Camino

If you read anything on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela you will notice very often the article or post will end with "buen camino". So what does that mean? Buen in Spanish means good. Camino has numerous meanings - 
noun
way
manera, forma, camino, modo, medio, vía
road
carretera, camino, calle, ruta, calzada, firme
path
camino, trayectoria, sendero, recorrido, paso, pista
journey
viaje, camino, trayecto, ruta
track
pista, vía, rastro, trayectoria, camino, huella
trail
sendero, rastro, camino, pista, recorrido, estela
pathway
camino, senda, acera, vereda
course
curso, transcurso, rumbo, camino, proceso, trayecto
line
línea, fila, cola, renglón, vía, camino
avenue
avenida, camino, rambla
lane
carril, calle, vía, camino, banda, callejón
bypath
camino

Pilgrims - in Spanish - peregrinos - offer this greeting to each other as they pass by - wishing their fellow pilgrims a safe and happy journey. This greeting is not just for The Way of St James in Spain - it is very apropo - fitting - to offer this to anyone - as all of us are on some kind of journey as we pass by each other in this life.  Buen camino = good journey.


Buen Camino
Dale and Arlene - peregrinos in training