Comments on the Camino

In November 2012, I walked 264 km from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 13 days with my sister-in-law. I’m already thinking about the next time – a longer route. Here is a summary report collection of random thoughts practical comments on the Camino! Fitness: As a middle aged person (assuming a very long life),…

The pilgrims complete El Camino

We walked into Santiago de Compostela on Thursday afternoon. Only the little scallop shells on the sidewalks, and the occasional sign post, were there to keep us on track while navigating the modern roads into the city. Finally, into the old part, down a hill, through a passage and into the large open square facing…

Book review: “A Sense of Direction” by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

This book describes the young (30ish?)author’s experience doing 3 pilgrimages: El Camino in Spain (Catholic), 88 temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku (Buddhist) and a Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage of Hasids in Ukraine (Jewish) Lewis-Kraus writes extremely well and has a bizarre sense of humour that I enjoyed. However, he went a little overboard at times…