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Cammino - The Long Walk

The scallop shell is a symbol of the pilgrim for some, especially associated with various cammino routes across northern Spain.

I spent a great deal of time planning a pilgrimage as the impetus for this return trip. 391 more words

I'm finally on my way

After months of research and walking all over Brisbane with 10kg in my backpack, sweating like crazy in the high 30 degree weather, we finally left for Italy in March. 55 more words

Walking the Via Francigena

The decision is made. My next long walk will be the Via Francigena, the old pilgrimage route, from the Great Saint Bernard Pass to Rome. Some 940 kilometres, I plan a leisurely timetable of 6 weeks, allowing days to detour and wander on the way, commencing in June 2016 once the pass is open for walking and aiming to arrive in Rome late July. 150 more words

Fiction

These boots are made for walking...

I’d like to share with you a little video I filmed during my walk to Rome. Maybe it gives you a little impression of what pilgrim life on the road looks like :)

Columbanus of Carlow

At long last Carlow is recognising Columbanus as one of its own. Plans are afoot to commemorate the 1400 anniversary of the death of Columbanus in his reputed home place, Myshall. 198 more words

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Gardening in the Ruins of a Medieval Village

There are many things to love about travelling around Italy.  Moltissime. (moal-tees-see-may)  One of them is the way you can get in the car and, in the wink of an eye by Canadian standards, find yourself in a totally different landscape. 1,927 more words

Central Italy

Polignano a Mare, trekking urbano lungo la Via Francigena

Green Puglia vi suggerisce questa domenica, una passeggiata a Polignano, con le guide di Serapia. Un’escursione di bassa difficoltà​, ma ricca di emozioni passeggiando a Polignano a Mare tra il mare e le grotte.  245 more words

Trekking