The French Way – 10 tips to prepare for your pilgrimage

El Camino Francés, or the French Way, is a centuries old pilgrimage route that takes you from the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. The French Way is only one alternative route of El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) but definitely the most popular and best known one. In recent years it has been described and promoted in a number of books and films and thousands of people walk (or cycle) the roughly 800 km. Although it is usually described as a journey to take in one go in about a month, this is …

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Almost ready to go…

The day has finally come: yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last minute shopping. Tonight we’ll be put up by some lovely people in Szeged (south of Hungary) and early tomorrow we’ll start on our long journey on two wheels.  Yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last minute shopping. The rest of the day I spent checking all the items on my list and packing. This is how all our stuff looked like just before I squeezed everything in the bags.  And here’s the complete list of what we’re taking for the …

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