Spain Snapshots: My Camino de Santiago, Video Style

I get it – you’re sick of my Camino posts, but there are so many stories from the road to tell. You’ve had one round of my Camino photos, but when I hit the save button, I didn’t feel like the journey was over. True, it’s the sort of thing that stays with you for a long time, but short of actually going and walking, it’s hard to experience.

Splicing together a video was as frusterating as it was fun, but here’s the finished project. I took several hours of video, but have cut it down to give you an idea of pilgrim life – the walking, the clothes washins and dryins (look for that in Arzúa), the landscapes.

Thanks to my new GoPro Hero3 (and the famous Don Gaa, who life hacked his way to it at a bargain bin price), I’ve been shooting a lot of video lately, and I’ve got several projects in the works. Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel for more videos of Seville and beyond!

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About Cat Gaa

As a beef-loving Chicago girl living amongst pigs, bullfighters, and a whole lotta canis, Cat Gaa writes about expat life in Seville, Spain. When not cavorting with adorable Spanish grandpas or struggling with Spanish prepositions, she works in higher education at an American university in Madrid and freelances with other publications, like Rough Guides and The Spain Scoop.


  1. This is awesome! The Camino looks so beautiful, and it’ll be fun to see what you end up posting about Sevilla on your YouTube channel too.

  2. Love this video – great snapshot!

  3. That was like walking a mini Camino. Nice work, Cat! And seriously don’t stop with the Camino posts. Keep ’em coming!
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  4. Oh I wish I could make videos like this. Loved the little bit at the end.

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Thanks, Michael! I could have definitely made a blooper reel, but the fall was too classic not to include.

  5. Wow really enjoyed that! Great job! Walking the Camino has been on our bucket list for a long time, and your video just got us excited all over again!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Thanks, guys! From Coruña, you can walk to Santiago (I saw a marker right in front of the Casino this summer), though it won’t count for the Compostela. Could be a fun weekend trip!

  6. What an enjoyable tone poem — and viewers get the walk without the pain.
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  7. Yeah, me too. Wish I can get the video making down.
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  8. This video is so amazing.Really enjoyed that.
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  9. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million! Thanks for sharing :)
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  10. Don’t have a fast enough connection to stream video. But there’s nothing wrong with telling a long journey in a series of long stories, nothing at all. Mo’ Camino, please.
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  11. OH, I so love the sunshine streaming through the beginning of the video. Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Great job on the video and nice choice of music! It really sets the mood for your journey. It’s so great to have clips of the everyday during the trek – washing socks, beer pour, cute dog and all the time you’re walking. Nice!
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  13. Cat, you’re my hero and one badass woman! I did a month in Outward Bound years ago and I feel like it was still yesterday. I think everyone should do something like this at least once in their life….you are amazing!!! And great video!
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