For many travelers on the Camino, the fondest memories aren’t of the places or the sights, it’s the friendships formed en route to Santiago. Around 200,000 people follow all the different routes of the Camino each year. They come from every corner of the globe with a range of passions. Whether you are on a spiritual journey, fascinated by the various people and languages of northern Spain, or drawn by the stunning scenery and the chance to spot wildlife, you’ll soon meet people who share your interests. You’ll find yourself falling into conversations with fellow travelers on the road or, after you are done walking or riding for the day, over a drink or meal. You’ll meet other travelers, as well as locals, over dinners of seafood straight from the estuary at Ribadeo in Galicia, or at one of the many festivals in the towns along the route, with pageants and parties that last till dawn.