Monthly archive - November 2010

Journal Archive: Winter Pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago

Journal Archive: Winter Pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago

 Extract from my winter pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago last year:

“A few people have been emailing and asking why the hell we are attempting this pilgrimage in the winter months. I know I painted a pretty grim picture in that last post, but just to clarify…Apart from that week on the Meseta, this journey has been truly amazing. It is by far the most challenging, and the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. In so many ways. Sure, there have been ups and downs, as with anything, but I wouldn´t change a single moment of it – even the difficult parts. Yes, even the Meseta!! Hey, what doesn´t kill you makes you stronger, right??

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Somewhere Else…

Somewhere Else…

 
It’s 39 degrees Celsius here today. And it’s not even officially summer yet. This week, while we have our first mini heat wave, many of my friends in the northern hemisphere are reveling at the first snow of the season.
We have incredibly harsh summers in Australia and one of the most appealing aspects of my imminent move is the fact that I will be leaving these summers behind.

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Photo: Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Photo: Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Mount Fitzroy, Argentina.

‘THE WAY’: A Film of the Camino de Santiago

‘The Way’ follows the story of a father who decides to complete his son’s journey to Santiago after he is killed in a storm  in the Pyrenees whilst walking his first day of the camino. Emilio Estevez wrote and directed the film and also acts alongside his on-screen and off-screen father, Martin Sheen. The story begins in St Jean Pied de Port where Tom (Martin Sheen) hoists on his son’s backpack and begins walking to the cathedral of Santiago some 780 kms away.
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Budget Travel: How to Travel For Less

Budget Travel: How to Travel For Less

 

If you want to get more bang for you buck, you’re going to have to do things a little differently to what you are used to. Here are some of my tried and true suggestions to save your cash while travelling:

 

Travel outside of the peak seasons

In most of Europe and North America the summer months are ‘peak season’ and is a popular time to travel for obvious reasons. It’s also when all the locals take their summer holidays. Higher demand means higher prices and in particular accommodation can be up to three times more expensive in peak season.

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People or Place

People or Place

It’s with good reason that Vancouver is labelled one of the world’s most livable cities. It literally has the best of everything right at your fingertips: Pacific coastline, skiing on Grouse Mountain, hiking in North Vancouver, arts, culture, and Canadians are just so damn nice! It’s very difficult to fault it. Okay, so we all know it rains a lot. A lot. But I love the rain so I stand by my argument. 
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