It’s said that to walk the Camino is to bear the cycle of Life, Death, and Rebirth. The winding road through the Pyrenees symbolizes the twists and turns of Life, while entering Galicia, lush from its famous rains, represents being born again. And between the two, The Meseta. Death.
It’s not hard to see the similarity. The Meseta, a 180km expanse from Burgos to León, is flat, desolate, and seemingly endless. And with its sparsely-populated towns so far apart it can sometimes feel like an eternity between seeing other people. But it’s also peaceful, beautiful, and humbling. And it makes for pretty pictures.