Today is the first day of Gus' trek across the second half of the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, in Spain. He brings along his bride Michelle and several pilgrims.
On today's show, he welcomes Marly and Samantha Sacchi, founders of Marly Camino, who are guiding Gus and his pilgrims. The two have been leading Camino tours for over 10 years and they tell Gus about what led them to dedicate their lives to helping people walk the Camino and what kind of experiences they've had along the way. Samantha specifically talks with Gus about, emotional intelligence, an essential ingredient when it comes to making this trek.
One of the most enjoyable aspect of Seize the Day's Camino broadcasts is Gus talking to people he meets along the way. His first impromptu guest is Elena from Barcelona, Spain. Later, he talks with another friend he met along the way, Debbie from South Africa and tells the story of the Cruz de Ferro, or the Iron Cross, which is a landmark on the Camino de Santiago; located between the cities of Foncebadón and Manjarin and dates back to the 11th century. There are many theories as to its origin but it's most significant as a place where pilgrims come and lay their burdens down by taking a stone they've picked up from the path and laying it at the foot of the cross.