Why does anyone walk the Camino a second or third time? Or more?
Why put yourself through that hardship and pain?
I ask myself this question, because yesterday I went for a 5km walk with the aid of a very expensive knee brace, and now I'm starting to think about getting my fitness back so that I can walk the Camino again.
I'd be fascinated to throw this out to you blogees – why have you, or would you, walk the Camino a second time, or multiple times?
Is it the cameraderie? The friendships you form? The challenge? The joy of walking and exploring a foreign country? Is it the food and wine? Is it the uncertainty of your experience that's exhilarating? That you're unsure if you'll make it, or if you'll get a bed each night, or if you'll come down sick or injured?
Or is it something deeper, more profound? Are you seeking a spiritual experience? A religious experience? Are you looking for answers? Are you hoping the Camino will sort out a particular problem?
It's easy to say: All of the above. But if you had to give one reason why you'd walk the Camino again, what would it be?
After you've told me yours, I'll tell you mine!