Following a previous post about songs that inspired my travel adventures, I thought it would be a nice idea to share another list: I’ve prepared a selection of movies that have kindled my nomadic spirit. (more…)
Throughout my life, certain songs have inspired some of my travel decisions – lyrics that determined which road I should take or what travel ticket I should buy.
Here’s a selection of a few that have stood out for me over the years: (more…)
I’ve done my fair share of traveling over the years. Now that I’m in New York, backpack stowed away, I can reflect on some of the culture shocks as I settle into the reality of western society again. (more…)
A few years ago I was in Leh, India, for a few months. When I received an invitation to a screening of Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story, I watched the trailer and was drawn in at first by the scenery and the mountainside highway along which Nilza was traveling. Cut to a clinic, which was the same one where I had volunteered.
The next scene showed Nilza’s son Smala carrying a bowl of burning incense while walking around the house chanting Buddhist mantras. This was the house where I stayed, and the same way I was awakened every morning by Smala. (more…)
There are different levels of accommodation on the Camino, but the “albergues” or Pilgrim refuges often are far from luxury. (more…)
There are different levels of seriousness on the Camino. Some think it’s:
*how far you walk
*how many times you’ve walked the Camino
*whether you walk the trails or the highway
*if you ever take transportation
*if you walk every day or take any for rest (more…)
This day was Italian, with Luigi, Lino and Piergianni, starting with an incredible walk from Santoña to Güemes. There were 2 beaches separated by a mountain. It was incredible to walk the beach and mountains at sunrise. (more…)
I always liked Tolkien – nice to see the message splashed on the inside of the London tube.
I’ve packed my bags and I’m ready to go. Currently in London, I have been getting rid of things that weigh me down (figuratively and literally) and am traveling the world in search of continued spiritual enlightenment. I’ll be making my way to the Camino de Santiago over the coming days and will keep things as up to date as I’m able and willing. (more…)