Saturday, September 02, 2006

After the Camino - What next?

One question that always comes up after the Camino de Santiago, well, after recovery from the Camino, is what shall I do next? The experience is a wonderful one, and people want to continue their learning journey.

For me the next pilgrimage was along the Via Francigena to Rome, a wonderful trip through Tuscan hills and packed with churches and art work.

A pilgrimage to Jerusalem would complete the trio, but it's not a very practical option. Two chubby women travelling alone and in Lycra are more likely to cause an international incident in Syria than find a nice hostel for the night.

Our next trip was to follow 'The Way of Saint Martin' along the Loire to Tours. I've yet to dream up a new adventure, and would welcome your suggestions for mediaeval pilgrimage routes, in Europe or beyond.

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