Camino De Santiago Practical Preparation And Background

Author: Gerald Kelly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477600689
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New 2013 edition now available. This guide to preparation for the Camino de Santiago contains the following: Planning and Preparation: advice on when to walk, which part to walk, what to bring (clothes, equipment, etc.), what not to bring (very important), travel to your starting point, internet resources and budgeting. On the Camino: advice and information about what to expect on the Camino. Terrain, waymarkings, accommodation, food and drink, money matters, keeping in touch (telephone, internet, etc.), health - with advice on staying healthy and accessing the Spanish health service, Camino administration, etiquette and safety - staying safe and planning for any eventuality. The Caminos: information about the other Caminos, a list of book about the Caminos (unfortunately, many of which aren't available in English) and Camino statistics with the most popular starting points, nationalities, routes and busiest months. History: the aim of the History section is to give you an understanding of the historical background to the Camino and the role it played in the foundation of modern Spain and Europe. It contains a history of Spain and a history of the Camino from its beginnings to its revival in the late 20th century. There's also an account of life on the Camino in the middle-ages and the types of people who walked then, their motivations and the hardships and hazards they faced. Society, Culture & Environment: gives a brief outline of the fascinating mosaic that is modern Spain, its politics, culture and peoples. The natural environment of northern Spain and the impact of the Camino on it. A description of the architectural styles and periods you'll see along the Camino. Communicating: advice on making yourself understood and understanding others, with a Menu Guide to help you decipher menus and the most useful Spanish words and phrases for Camino life plus a few phrases in Basque and Galician. Glossary: a concise reference for many Camino-related persons and things. This new edition, published in September 2013, has been extensively changed, updated and expanded based on feedback and criticisms received from readers over the past two years and the author's experiences of walking various Caminos during that time. Most of the changes and additions are in the areas: - Packing, what to bring: with the different packing options listed in detail, and the pros and cons of different items explained. - A typical Camino day is described, from waking at the crack of dawn to bedding down at nightfall. - There's detailed information about how Pilgrim Hostels work, and what it's like to stay in one? - Health: blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke, and other Camino hazards are described with advice on avoiding them and dealing with them. Thanks to everybody for their feedback and their help with this new edition. Buen Camino!"

Camino De Santiago In 20 Days

Author: Randall St Germain
Publisher: Wolf Shield Publishing
ISBN: 0987709003
Size: 60.58 MB
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Funny, touching, and inspiring! A book about really walking the Camino de Santiago! Perhaps it was the onset of middle-age or just too much diet cola, but in the Spring of 2010, Canadian boy, Randall St. Germain felt called to take on the 800 kilometer, or 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Seriously, what ensued was a dedication to his mother, a personal challenge, and a journey of cultural and historical enlightenment. A million footsteps, and a few pounds of gauze and tape later, he arrived in Santiago de Compostela, with a better understanding of himself - and a newfound familiarity with snoring and flatulent pilgrims! Join St. Germain on his adventure in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, an irreverently chuckle-inducing look at one man's attempt at the famed walk as he confronts apocalyptic weather, snarling dogs, epic blisters, an exhausted body, and his greatest paranoia in life-bed bugs. Along with his humorous reflections, there is practical insight into how he successfully prepared, packed, and then walked across the entire French Way in 20 days - and in doing so, pushed far beyond his personal comfort zone. Never to be included on the final list of Pulitzer Prize nominees, or in Oprah's Book Club, Camino de Santiago in 20 Days is not your granddaddy's Camino book, either. One word of caution: Pilgrim Discretion is Advised.

Walking In The Rain

Author: Dept Ltd
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1912023253
Size: 52.41 MB
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Getting lost and feeling found... 'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' - John Muir, John of the Mountains Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet. Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand. In each chapter you will discover suggestions and ideas about how to create simple daily habits from the writer's thinking. In a world where so much of the noise around us suggests we are not good enough as we are, and that we must seek to change, these accounts try to do something different. They aim instead to invite a stroll into the complex pathways of the mind to discover the beauty of our own quirky individuality.

Your Camino A Lightfoot Guide To Practical Preparation For A Pilgrimage

Author: Sylvia Nilsen
Publisher: Eurl Pilgrimage Pub
ISBN: 9782917183168
Size: 40.36 MB
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A must have for anyone planning their first, or second or third Camino and an invaluable resource for organisations that offer advice and help to pilgrims planning their Caminos. After years of answering frequently asked questions on Camino forums, the Internet, Camino workshops and on her Camino blog (amaWalker.blogspot.com) Sylvia Nilsen, provides the answers to your questions . Besides providing information and maps on the many different Camino routes in France and Spain (with links to Jacobean routes in other countries) she offers advice on the best time to go and how to get there, planning daily stages, budgets and accommodation, pilgrim and trail etiquette. She enlisted the help of Greg Dedman (Camino pilgrim and backpacking expert) to help with chapters on technology, weather, food and language. Many other experienced pilgrims shared their expertise on subjects as diverse as disabled pilgrims, cycling, trekking with children, horses, donkeys and dogs. There are chapters on clothing and equipment covering boots, shoes, backpacks and sleeping bags, as well as medical matters, relics, Santiago Holy Years and pilgrim statistics. Illustrated with delightful pilgrim characters, this 322-page reference guide covers everything from learning about the Camino on the Internet, in books and DVDs, Confraternities and Forums, to taking a donkey on the trail, and how to 'go' in the woods!

Pilgrim Tips And Packing List Camino De Santiago

Author: S. Yates
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484079843
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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 ...

Seven Tips To Make The Most Of The Camino De Santiago

Author: Cheri Powell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984002559
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"This second edition has been updated to reflect the current needs of anyone thinking about walking or biking the Camino. Preparation covers the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and logistical requirements for a successful journey."--Page 4 of cover.

Senior Camino

Author: Donald Bowes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545591383
Size: 46.78 MB
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Senior Camino is a basic guide for seniors who are contemplating walking the Camino de Santiago, a 1200-year old pilgrimage in Northern Spain, but who may not know how to get started or where to go for information that pertains to their particular set of circumstances, specifically regarding their advanced age. How do I get there? Where will I stay at night? What is the food like? Can I really do this? These pages include the answers to those questions and many others. They also provide advice for physical, mental and spiritual preparation, as well as practical training to be ready to meet the challenges of a 30-40 day walk over 500 miles along the Camino Frances route. The author also presents a day-by-day chronicle of the experiences of his two "caminos" in 2013 and 2015, both having occurred when he was over the age of 70. The days are filled with the ups and downs of an amazing journey, the aches and pains of sore muscles, broken bones and blisters, encounters along the way with phenomenal people from all over the world, the frustrations of slogging through wind, rain and mud, and the unmitigated joy of finally arriving in Santiago de Compostela. The adventure of "walking the Camino" is one of encountering fears, discovering one's inner strength and spirituality, and learning to live moment to moment. Senior Camino encompasses all this and more.

Camino De Santiago Maps

Author: John Brierley
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 1912216981
Size: 69.66 MB
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A complete set of maps and town plans in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch and Polish make up this indispensible guidebook for spiritual seekers and travelers wishing to walk the way of Saint James. Covering the sacred route from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, this portable book of maps makes the perfect companion for adventurers attempting to heed the spiritual calling. Revised and updated to offer the most recent information, this exploration is light enough to carry while walking long distances each day. The maps show the location of all pilgrim hostels en route, the distances between villages, and points of interest, as well as counter guides, alternative routes, and accommodations.

Walking From Here To There

Author: Christy Day
Publisher: Seacoast Press
ISBN: 9780997861280
Size: 68.27 MB
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This book is equal parts reflection, factual account of the challenges and joys of the Pilgrimage, and practical advice for preparing for it and making it the best experience possible. Read it if you are planning to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Read it if you know you never will and want to know what it is like. If you like first-person accounts full of facts and reflection, you will like Walking from Here to There.

Walking Notes Camino Frances

Author: Donald Bowes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546747390
Size: 41.95 MB
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These "Walking Notes" have been crafted for those who are setting out to walk the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain, along the Camino Francés route, from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. They are designed to keep the user from going astray and also are a handy tool for planning each day's walk so one may have the confidence of knowing where they are going at all times. The Notes are easy to read and simple to follow. They concentrate on those sections of the Camino Frances that can be somewhat confusing to walkers - sections that may not be as well-marked, are remote - or, in many cases those sections that may require decisions for the walker to choose alternative routes. "From time to time, we are all lost and maybe just enjoying ourselves too much to be paying that close attention to our surroundings while on Camino. Perhaps we are lost in conversation. Perhaps we are enthralled by a beautiful field of rapeseed, a vineyard of grapes, or the sound of the wind rustling through the wheat and barley of the immense Meseta. Perhaps there are more pressing things on our minds, like the pain of a severe injury, the constant throbbing of bad blisters or the tears of a distressed companion or fellow pilgrim - things that disturb our concentration. Usually, at some point in time, all of us have to stop, re-set the compass, and get our bearings before moving on. There is a spiritual component to this notion as well as a practical one." The author, Donald Bowes, is a veteran of two Caminos in 2013 and 2015 and has written of his travels in his book Senior Camino, also available on Amazon.com and on Kindle.