Buen Camino

Author: Jim Clem,Eleanor Clem

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589613423

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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The day to day account of two modern day pilgrims, Jim and Eleanor Clem, as they hike the Camino de Santiago. With over 160 photos, and a practical description of life on the trail, Buen Camino is a must read for anyone interested in the Camino de Santiago, long range hiking, or just a good adventure.

El Camino

Author: Lee Hoinacki

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271039213

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 8560


El Camino (Spanish for &"the way&") is a day-by-day account of a modern American pilgrim's solitary walk from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across the Pyrenees and northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, believed since medieval times to be the burial place of Saint James. During thirty-two days in 1993, Lee Hoinacki trod the 500-mile route followed by Europeans for over a thousand years, stopping each evening at pilgrim hospices, some centuries-old, to write in his diary. His reflections range from the historical examination of religious sensibility to analyses of modern developments in architecture and technology, from the theological understanding of place to the mentality of mountain bike riders. Readers share in the personal religious growth of a traditional Roman Catholic who, toward the end of his life, finds himself in the welcome company of those who walked the same camino during the past centuries. The constant interplay between pertinent anecdotes from well-chosen fellow pilgrims, both ancient and modern, and Hoinacki's experiences of contemporary Spanish customs and behavior gives the book a captivating timelessness and spiritual insight rarely found in other modern chronicles of the pilgrimage to Santiago.

Buen Camino! Walk the Camino de Santiago with a Father and Daughter

Author: Peter Murtagh,Natasha Murtagh

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717151735

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Have you ever dreamed about walking the Camino de Santiago? Join Peter Murtagh, acclaimed Irish journalist, and his teenage daughter Natasha on their epic pilgrimage across the Way of St James and experience their life-changing adventure with them. If you’ve ever wondered what a hike of 900 miles involves, physically and emotionally, look no further than Buen Camino! You will be transported to Northern Spain, to bull-running and fiestas, to prayers and ancient Christian churches, to a gruelling trek that leads to a spiritual transformation. You’ll meet a motley crew of Camino pilgrims, stay with Peter and Natasha in Spartan hostels, learn about the history of the Camino and, above all, laugh and cry with a loving father and daughter as they walk steps trod by thousands of religious travellers before them. Whether you’re a seasoned ‘peregrino’ seeking to relive your glorious Camino days, a Camino novice looking for stories of Camino veterans or someone who’s never even heard of the Camino, Buen Camino! is a must-read, full of drama, exhilaration, love, laughter and spiritual and emotional revelations. More than just a travelogue, Buen Camino! is the unique story of the shared emotional journey of a loving Irish father and daughter and of the deep family bond their shared journey of self-discovery forges. Be seduced by the spirit of the Camino and join Peter and Natasha as they follow the ancient route of Irish monks on pilgrimage and find a way of living in the world more simply. Light in weight, and available as an ebook, this is the perfect Camino companion. ‘A lovely book for those who have done the Camino, or like me, are thinking of doing it’ The Dubliner ‘An addictive, funny, heart-warming, informative read’ The Irish Mail

Walking Through Shadows

Author: Carl Sesto

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475090826

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 1721


Walking Through Shadows is the full account of an out of shape American's pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. The daily journal and photographs chronicle the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges encountered on this 36 day journey of 500 miles on foot. He retraces the route taken by countless pilgrims since 1000 a.d. Carl Sesto is a photographer and book artist who undertook this life-changing pilgrimage while on a sabbatical from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he has taught for 20 years.

Camino de Santiago

Author: Cordula Rabe

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 9783763348350

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 7285


With over 1000 years of history, the Way of St. James is one of the classic long distance walks. This historical route along almost 1000 kilometres from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela offers unique cultural, scenic and nature experiences. Since the Holy Year of 2010 the Way of St. James has gained even more in popularity and attracts more and more people from very different backgrounds, faiths and generations. It does not matter what the reason might be for setting out on the path to Santiago de Compostela - in the end you are confident that you have had a quite special experience. The Rother walking guide describes in a total of 42 stages the whole of the Camino francés from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Roncesvalles, as well as the Aragon route from the Somport pass via Jaca to Santiago de Compostela, including possible secondary routes and the extension to Finisterre or Muxía. Thus the Way of St. James leads through a wealth of diverse landscapes, continuously interrupted by culturally and historically interesting places like Roncesvalles, Pamplona, Puente la Reina, San Juan de Ortega, Burgos or Leon, to name but a few. The natural experience dominates at first with the Pyrenean mountains, then the Rioja region characterised by vineyards, followed by the endless barren wastes of the Castillian plateau. But finally, it is the greenery of Galicia that rewards you for all your efforts and deprivations of the long journey, before you reach the climactic destination of Santiago de Compostela. If you still have time, then continuing to the coast, to Finisterre and Muxía, is highly recommended. Detailed maps, precise descriptions of the individual stages including easy-to-read height profiles, as well as comprehensive details of the infrastructure along the way such as medical services, shopping opportunities or banks, make your planning of the walk easier, especially for deviations from the stages described in this guide. Detailed information is also given about the location and standard of accommodation in the pilgrim hostels along the way, graded accordingly with one to three St. James shells. General tips on planning the route and equipment at the start of the book make this walking guide into a compact and practical guide. Special mention is also made of historical and scenic delights, as well as regional peculiarities, local fiestas and culinary specialities. A selection of representative photos provide insights into the diversity of landscape and culture experienced along the Way of St. James.

Pilgrim Tips and Packing List Camino de Santiago

Author: S. Yates,Daphne Hnatiuk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484079843

Category: Travel

Page: 138

View: 4671


You have seen the movie, you have read all the novels, now you want to walk “The Way” yourself - the Camino de Santiago. But you have questions, many questions:What does the daily life of a pilgrim actually look like? How big should your backpack be and do you need xyz? What is the best time to walk the Camino? Is it dangerous to walk alone, especially as a woman? What about the dangerous dogs you have heard so much about? Are there gender-separated showers and toilets in the pilgrim hostels? And when nature calls when you are on the trail, will there be outhouses or not? How can you prevent blisters and other health problems? Will you find enough places to buy food from or restaurants to eat in? And what about if you are vegetarian – will you find adequate food to keep you going? Do you need to speak Spanish to walk the Camino? Do you need to be religious and / or baptized to do The Way? Where does the Camino start and how long does it take to walk “The Whole Way”? And, and, and ... If these are your questions, then this book is for you. Read about what you need to know beforehand, what you need to take, and what you can leave at home - which is the most important bit! Read about how to prepare for the Camino de Santiago in a book written by two experienced pilgrims and hospitaleras that, between them, have walked more than 10,000 km / 6,000 mi on European pilgrimage routes in Spain, France and Italy and have looked after, over the years, ten thousands of pilgrims in over twenty different refugios (pilgrim hostels). Some of the many topics covered in this book are:Introduction into the daily pilgrim life – So that you know what to expect and what not. Movies like “The Way” are not always true to reality ;-)Which way and when? - Choosing the right Camino for you, and yes, there is a choice! And choosing the right time to go, plus many insider tips on how to experience a somewhat quieter Camino, even in the midst of the pilgrim season.A detailed explanation of the few things you need to take, where best to buy them and what to look out for when buying them. And a longer list of things you don't need to take and the reasons why.A lot of practical background information covering pretty much every aspect of the pilgrim life.Plus pilgrim stories out of our real life experience to make it a more entertaining read and a large appendix with many useful addresses and texts. Also included is a free download link to a template that will allow you to create your very own, personalized packing list for your very own Way.If you are still unsure if this is the book you are looking for – just use the “Click to look inside” function here on Amazon to get a good impression of it. In all cases, we want to wish you a ¡Buen Camino! - A Good Way! And yes, you will pick up a few essential Spanish pilgrim terms in this book also ...

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

Author: Jane Christmas

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553652401

Category: Travel

Page: 295

View: 6923


To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.

Pilgrimage

Author: Pierce Kelley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532053568

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 754


In this book, young Mekhaeil Zacharias, a sixteen year-old Egyptian boy, travels to northern Spain to walk el Camino de Santiago...the way of St. James, the apostle. He has been raised as a Copt, a follower of Jesus Christ, but he has doubts and concerns about what he has been taught and what it is he believes. By making a journey of five hundred miles, by foot, across sacred grounds, he hopes that he will be able to discover who he is and exactly what it is that he believes.

Buen Camino: The French Way

Author: Gary Green

Publisher: Moix Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 9781733796422

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 4215


Written for their young grandsons (and the rest of us), this whimsical travelogue records a couple's adventures along a 38-day walk along El Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port in southwestern France to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. The slender volume includes colorful photographs from the journey and a color map with a list of the cities and towns along the route. Weaving a narrative of both fact and fantasy, this delightful tale will amuse both young and old alike.

The Challenges of Hiking the Camino De Santiago

Author: Giovanni Abedelah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 148

View: 1798


The Camino Frances (or "French Way") is one of many routes that comprise the Camino de Santiago, which is a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James the Great in Santiago de Compostela first completed around the 9th century. On El Camino de Santiago, the hiker copes with extreme temperatures, fake faith healers, and kleptomaniacs. Threatened with arrest for 'not sleeping' and suffering with excruciating blisters, the author pushes himself to new limits. Can he find what he's looking for and reach the finish in Santiago de Compostela? If you like indulging your inner adventurer, taking the less popular fork in the road, and visiting other countries, then you'll love this transformative tale.