About

SusanMann-2LR_2

I look forward to the opportunity to share with you through GASTRO CAMINO a unique and special experience of gastronomy, wine, landscapes and travel. We will explore some of Spain’s unique heritage and culture, learn of the historic pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela traveled by many from all over the world for more than a 1,000 years, and DISCOVER GALICIA, northern Spain,  where I am currently living.

I was born and raised in Southern California growing up in a small beach side community of La Jolla – San Diego, CA where we spent most of our time outside enjoying nature.  The joy of nature and exploring is one of the reasons I am passionate about sharing with you the beautiful countryside of northern Spain. Galicia is an intoxicating culture, rustic, historic, vibrant and alive. On our journey you will discover spectacular viewpoints with glorious landscapes of colorful forests, deep canyons, breathtaking rivers and incredible historical monuments. To lose oneself in Galicia is to find oneself.

Galicia has many treasures for us to explore.  Secrets of all kinds that once you experience the beauty and magic of Galicia you will want to share the secret with others.  We invite you to join us as we follow this amazing culinary and travel journey as we discover history embedded in stone walls and view sites of incomparable beauty. Imagine what paths were like before they became roads and share in flavors that speak of the past.

Together we will create memories of new experiences walking in nature and discovering more of how this land has called people from all over the world to share in a journey of discovery. We will learn of historic local traditions, taste delicious local cuisine and celebrate new friendships over meals in countryside settings all creating heartwarming memories you will enjoy sharing with your family and friends back home.

For many years I worked in high technology, luxury lifestyle magazine publication, film finance and distribution, and philanthropy and know how busy and hectic life can be. I have lived in Galicia since September 2011 and during that time experienced three very special camino’s on the French Way: one in the fall of 2011 from O Cebreiro in Galicia  to Santiago de Compostela 170 km, as well as, in 2012 from Roncesvalles, on the border of Spain and France some 790 KM to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and 2013 a wonderful “Fin De Año” year end camino from Sarria visiting with many of the locals I have been blessed to have met and have made my time living on the camino so very special.

GASTRO CAMINO understands how important and valuable your time is and we have worked hard to create an experience, a unique adventure, exploring the wealth of culture, incredible landscapes and gastronomy that you will delight in discovering the secrets of this alive, magical, and welcoming land.  Galicia is an evocative destiny of emotions and sensations, an experience like no other, wrapped in an air of fantasy and mystery, a destination to cross and to discover, to be crossed and to discover oneself.

Enjoyment, and pleasure are the best of motivations – unrepeatable journeys. To see, touch, taste and smell. Experience a journey that stimulates your soul and your palate. One full of stories and the ideal place to imagine it. We will experience settings where you can still hear the voices of the past.

GASTRO CAMINO invites you to DISCOVER GALICIA’s Secret Treasures and EXPERIENCE ESPANA TM  – All for you to enjoy!

Smiles from the Camino,
susan r mann
susan@gastrocamino.com

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