In October 2007 I returned to Spain, back to the pilgrims’ way I had walked for the first time in 2005. Again I walked from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, listening to the stories of pilgrims on the way. 4 weeks later I reached Santiago having collected 35 inspiring stories.
When I was writing these stories back in Holland, why people came to Spain to walk the camino, with every story I asked myself: “Now what is your camino, what is your story?” I had been very focused on others, and had no answer myself.
So I decided to return in January 2008, to walk again 800 kilometers. This time I would be alone most of the time, it would be cold with bad weather and not a lot of daylight hours. I walked a lonely pilgrimage and I did meet myself several times on the way. The pilgrim in me walked on and reached Santiago on a rainy day early February.
The book A pilgrimage to Santiago contains the story of my winter camino and 33 short life changing stories of pilgrims from all over the world. I published the book myself and you can order it here. The price is €15,95 (excluding postage). Send me an email with your details if you wish to order the book.