Walking & Writing

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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Jun 272012
 
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE

One of the first questions women ask when they learn I have traveled in the Middle East is ‘were you safe?’ It is my deepest pleasure to inform them (mainly because I adore irony) that not only was I safe in Syria and in Palestine, but among the men of the Arabic world I received [read more …]

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