The Art & the Agony of Ancient Travel

Pilgrimage is commonly a very long walk. These posts are dedicated to very long walks – the art and the agony.

Sep 072017
 
The Voices in Your Head - why writing can make you brave

“The longing is the path.” Anna Davidovich   There’s nothing like a long walk to get to know the voices in your head. It’s hilarious really . . . until you realise those voices are shaping every moment of every day of your life. Some years ago, I walked across Italy and through the Balkans. [read more …]

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Mar 302014
 
Great Ocean Walk - walking the wild

Where to stop Do you need a map? Logistics – where to stay and how to get to and from the track Is the GOW difficult? The PDF GOW: the forest’s own voice It’s not easy to find information about the Great Ocean Walk, the 106 km track that hugs Australia’s southern coastline known to [read more …]

Dec 032013
 
LESSONS OF THE ROAD: El Camino tips

  People are often surprised, reeeeally surprised, when I tell them most people walking the mystical road across Spain – El Camino – are over 50. And even more surprised when I tell them most of those are women. The exception is during peak summer, when university students take their holidays. No surprises there is [read more …]

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Aug 162012
 
CROATIA:  WHY AM I DOING THIS AGAIN?

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXCERPT: CROATIA: Why am I doing this again? We wake in the dawn light to the excitement [read more …]

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Aug 162012
 
CROATIA:  LIFE, THE COLOUR OF ROSES

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXCERPT – CROATIA:  Life, the colour of roses We load up and hit the road, hoofing out [read more …]

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Aug 152012
 
ALBANIA: We are the children who run to greet the strangers

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXTRACT – ALBANIA: We are the children who run to greet the strangers The roadsigns are now [read more …]

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Aug 152012
 
GATECRASHING THE FAMILY DINNER

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXTRACT – CROATIA: Gatecrashing the family dinner The road climbs steadily up into the spotted mountains. The [read more …]

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Aug 142012
 
LET THE PILGRIMAGE BEGIN!

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXTRACT – ROME: let the journey begin! It is past midnight by the time we get [read more …]

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Jun 272012
 
DAY 25 SYNDROME

It is Day 25 of El Camino. What this means is we have been walking for 25 days. We have been putting one foot in front of the other, up over the Pyrenees from St Jean Pied du Port, following little yellow arrows across Spain’s northern interior . . . for 25 days. The novelty [read more …]

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