The UST World Youth Day pilgrims began hiking the Camino de Santiago on Monday and should reach Tineo, Spain today. Their journey has taken them from Oviedo to San Juan de Villapañada to Bodenaya and now to Tineo.
Oviedo, Spain is the capital city of Asturias and has a population of 210,000. When they left Oviedo, they left behind them the crowds and hustle and bustle of city life – they will be going for over a week without seeing a major city or town.
Day two should have taken them into Bodenaya, a modest town with a population of only 191.
By now, they should be in Tineo – a district know for its production of smoked meats and dairy. Tineo has a population of 12,000.