Camino de Santiago – Practical Preparation and Background

Camino de Santiago - Practical Preparation and Background Author Mr Gerald Kelly
ISBN-10 147760068X
ISBN-13 9781477600689
Year 2012-07-06
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Everybody s heard about the Camino de Santiago watched the film The Way know people whove walked the Camino and described it as amazing You want to walk it but you have so many questions What do I need to know How do I prepare What should I bring with me What s it like on the Camino How far will I have to walk each day How much will it cost Just how difficult is it This book sets out to answer these questions and many more besides Written by an experienced pilgrim and hiker and based on exhaustive research it divides preparation up into different sections and explains in practical and straight forward language what you need to do to make your Camino an enjoyable and unforgettable experience Packing what to take or more importantly what not to take is the most important part of your preparation How to choose equipment what to think about and watch out for when buying hiking clothes shoes and a backpack Health and safety how to avoid or if necessary deal with blisters bedbugs heatstroke and other hazards How to access the Spanish health service and stay safe What to do before you leave home to avoid disaster What to expect on the Way What s a typical Camino day What s it like staying in a pilgrim hostel Where do you eat and what s the food like Communicating how do people manage if they don t Speak Spanish How to order food in restaurants History of the Camino and of Spain from its beginnings to its revival what was the Camino like in the middle ages Who walked it then What hardships and hazards did they face Society culture and environment politics culture and people of modern Spain Internet resources including details of websites and Facebook pages and groups where you can meet other pilgrims Remember thousands of people walk the Camino every year Just how difficult can it be if all of these people manage fine

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