Pallas de Rei – Where Are You From?
So the most asked question on the Camino, by far, is “where are you from?” It is a great way to start a conversation and it is amazing how many places people are from out here walking. One surprise to me was for me to discover how many Koreans are out here. Last night we watched a group of Korean kids do a kick-ass concert that included song and an amazing synchronized drumming routine. It was so joyful. They are part of a traveling school that is away from home for 10 month. About 15 studentsand 4 teachers travel the Camino, go to India, Turkey, and many other countries to perform, study and raise money for kids that need it along the way. We have also run into a group of 19 women in their 50s. They are a hoot! They are always asking if they can have their picture with us, like we look like some movie star or something. They have the most brightly colored gear I have ever seen. I am talking hot pink, purples, reds, bright blues and greens, day glo all the way. They are so positive and love to just wave and smile at us. I absolutely love them! Apparently the Camino is a huge sensation in Korea. They all are Catholic and they all have read the Paul Coelo book. I would have never guessed.