Albergue owner Christine Demuynck worked with problem youth until she was 50 and then she walked her first Camino.
She then became a teacher to have more holidays so she could walk more Caminos.
She worked as a relief teacher in Belgium and never had a fixed job as teachers seldom retired.
So after 6 years working as a teacher years she discovered an Albergue for sale and has been living for four years in Spain.
She runs Albergue Villares de Orbigo, in the village of the same name.
Villares de Órbigo is a municipality located in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain.
Christine shares her love of the Camino and of the positive energy and gratitude she has for being around pilgrims most days.
She also describes her ‘average’ day as an Albergue owner, which starts in the early hours and ends well after dinner…. it is, as she says ‘A vocation’ but one she loves.
I hope you enjoy the show and remember Christines’ words- ‘The Camino is better than a Doctor.’
Do you want to be around other pilgrims in a non judgemental & supportive space?
Do you want to share how it feels to return from your Camino in an environment that you will always be supported & encouraged?