National Geographic : 2012 Mar
SPAIN "THE PATH SYMBOLIZES OUR LIFE, WITH ITS TROUBLES AND SACRIFICES, BUT ALSO AMAZES YOU WITH ITS JOYS. " GIOVANNI DICOSOLA, MODERNDAY PILGRIM Wending across northern Spain, the Way of St. James has brought pilgrims to James the Greater's presumed tomb in Santiago de Compostela since medieval times. About 200,000 made the trek last year. Some collect stamps for church-issued "passports" as a record of how far they've walked. For others, progress is marked by spiritual transformation.