Many thanks to the Fundación Jacobea for prompting me to put my thoughts into words. https://www.fundacionjacobea.org/en/ways-of-santiago/reflections-on-the-camino-from-the-lockdown-anne-born/ I consider myself very lucky to have walked the Camino Frances from Sarria in January 2020 – before we knew what we all know now about this virus. I look forward to my next visit to the Cathedral – […]
What if that’s all it is? What if all the spiritual talk about finding God or yourself isn’t the thing that we take away from walking the Camino de Santiago? What if it’s just that for a few days, we can do whatever we want? I had this discussion with my daughter who is planning […]
Can I do this? Yes. Pack up and go.
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This is a fun heads up! I’m starting a new series of guides to the Camino. The first will be a guide – specifically for English-speaking pilgrims – to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You can read lots of guides. They’re dense, filled with numbers, how high the towers are, when the building went […]
I’m on the threshold, in the doorway. It’s a clear metaphor, of course, just describing a liminal space – you pick one side or the other, or you stay there. Do I back in and stay safe or do I step out and go on an adventure. It’s not unlike “Do I buy tickets or […]
On not losing your hiking boots and poles!
One of the many special stops on the Camino Frances and Camino Primitivo, alongside the Rio Iso – the albergue in Ribadiso. Interested in more on the Camino? Try my book! In My Books and on Amazon and Kindle.
But in every day, there is the walking and that’s what I have come to realize is the very thing that keeps bringing me back, time and again.
When I came back home with my very first Compostela, I went to Mass not far from my office and asked the priest after Mass to hear my confession. I was completing a circuit that had started on Christmas Day 2010 when I flew from New York to Madrid to catch a bus to Sarria […]