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Photo by Philippe Bourhis

Photo by Philippe Bourhis

Hello!

We are Tom & Jo and welcome to our pilgrimage for charity 2019!

We are two friends from Luxembourg who decided to go on a pilgrimage together. Not any pilgrimage either, but the much famed Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James)!

But we didn’t want to do this pilgrimage just for us. We wanted to involve our families, friends and maybe even a few random people online in our journey! So we decided to

  1. document our journey on social media

  2. raise money for charity through our adventure

And that’s why we invite you to join us on our pilgrimage!

The pilgrimage will take place from the 19th of June to the 4th of July 2019. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our progress or subscribe to our Camino Newsletter down below!

Stay tuned and thank you already if you are considering following our journey! We personally cannot wait for June 19th!

Tom & Jo

 

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@tomjocamino2019

 

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Watch us discuss our Camino Project on Tom’s YouTube chatting show “Tea Talk”!

  • Our route

We decided to walk the Caminho Português Da Costa (The Portuguese Coastal Way). Here’s the draft of our journey:

all in all about 250/260 km

all in all about 250/260 km

  1. Porto - Vila do Conde (∼ 22 km)

  2. Vila do Conde - Fão (∼ 21 km)

  3. Fão - Viana do Castelo (∼ 28 km)

  4. Viana do Castelo - Caminha (∼ 28,5 km)

  5. Caminha - Vila Nova de Cerveira (∼ 15 km)

  6. Vila Nova de Cerveira - Valença (∼ 14 km)

  7. Valença - O Porriño (∼ 20 km)

  8. O Porriño - Redondela (∼ 15 km)

  9. Redondela - Ponte Vedra (∼ 25 km)

  10. Ponte Vedra - Caldas de Reis (∼ 22 km)

  11. Caldas de Reis - Padrón (∼ 16 km)

  12. Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (∼ 25 km)

 
  • The charity

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Through our pilgrimage we will be raising money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

“The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.” (from the “about” section of their website)

For detailed information on their work, we recommend that you check out their website (https://www.rescue.org/) and please also feel free to donate to them outside of our charity fundraising project!

The fundraising will start on June 19th 2019!

A fundraising page will go online on that day, through which you can support our Camino and the IRC!