The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago #(2022)
- Title: The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago
- Author: BillWalker
- ISBN: 9781467960229
- Page: 383
- Format: Paperback
↠ The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago ☆ BillWalker - The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago , The Best Way El Camino de Santiago Since the times of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Americans have headed off to Europe on odysseys of self improvement But until recently Americans have not chosen the best way El Camino de S
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The Best Way El Camino de Santiago is very different from other books I have read about the Camino While I was reading the book, I felt as if I were chatting with the writer Bill Walker s style is affable, at times opinionated, sarcastic, funny, and brutally honest He tells it as it is, from his point of view, describing his adventures on the Camino Frances, the most popular pilgrimage across northern Spain It is not a travelogue there are only few descriptions of churches and towns It is about [...]
This is the first but probably not the last book I ll be reading about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a 500 km route across northernSpain to the Cathedral of Saint James near the Atlantic Coast Friends of ours are trying to persuade us to join them on this long walk with them next spring, and reading books about other people s experiences on the trail is one way of helping me decide whether I m up for the experience.This particular book suffers from the usual problems associated with its [...]
Another Big Walker And at the same time July 23rd 2010 was my 70th birthday On that day I terminated my own long distance walk, 70 days, almost 2,000 kilometres, at the house of my birth in Northern England, having walked, most of the way alone, from my home in the South of France.On that same day, unknown to me of course, Bill Walker arrived at Santiago de Compostela, having walked for 5 weeks along the famous Camino He did not enter the city until the following day, the holy day for this city [...]
Now I want to hike the El Camino I enjoyed the history of Spain that was included in the book as well.
I find it funny that Bill Walker has both Hape Kerkeling and Jack Hitt in his suggested reading list as he channeled both in this book.There was a certain charm in the dynamic between Bill and his nephew, Gavin It was a great part of the book, and while it is a big part of the narrative, a lot of the back and forth between them could have been included I hope Gavin does not mind me saying, but he is well on his way to been a smart alec like his uncle.A highly interesting read Five stars
Good but not as engaging as his other two books Bill Walker tells an interesting tale of his journeys on the Camino Many of the episodes are humorous and there is quite a cast of odd characters My criticism is that Bill regularly diverged from the story of his walk to give chapters of historical content about the region or religion and also philosophical digressions I would like to have had content on the trail itself.
Skywalker on the el CaminoVery well written and honest account of walking the el Camino from France to Santiago in Spain I especially enjoyed the history the author included Also, I was happy that the author included a spiritual vein.
This is the second book I read by Bill Walker and I enjoyed it even than the first I read his book about hiking the Applachian Trail and afterwards wanted to go on a hike no small feat if you ask my friends But I enjoyed this book immensely because of the different cultures that Bill and his nephew experienced on the trail His descriptions of interacting with different people and trying to find a language to use to communicate with them were entertaining His interactions with Gavin and descript [...]
An enjoyable but not deep book about the author s hike of the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago in France and Spain Most of the focus is on capsule stories about the fellow pilgrims, usually encountered in 1 to 3 day stretches, and trends gossipy than I care for Enjoyable for the author s personality and his rapport with his nephew Gavin Bill Walker conveys the rigors of the trail with a humorous tone, especially the tribulations of snoring and bedbugs in the albergues pilgrim hostels along the ro [...]
Bill Walker and his nephew walked the Camino de Santiago in 2010, one of the Camino s holy years years when the feast of St James falls on a Sunday This is Bill s account of their adventures Although some of the reviews I read of this book accuse him of using the walkers as a dating pool, my impression is that his line about using the walk to meet divorcees, was just that, a line In reality his observations of his own reaction to the experience were well thought out I wouldn t want this to be th [...]
I enjoyed Bill s account of completing the pilgrimage from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain with his nephew, Gavin Most of the journals I ve read focus on the other pilgrims with whom they shared their pilgrimage While that is true in Bill s book as well, I love that he was able to speak Spanish and had much interaction with the people of Spain and Spanish pilgrims that he encountered alone the way I d love to experience this first handybe one day.
Brilliant National Lampoon style tale of Europe goes hiking Europe there s a loaded word This book shows the Old Continent with all its glory and warts And it sounds like you re going to hear a lot about this wildly popular footpath, the Camino de Santiago It s not for the self hating like the Appalachian Trail But nor is it for the conventional vacation goer, planned itinerary and all A good balance, and that s why this book is called, The Best Way 2012 thebestwaycamino
while this was well written, and flowed pretty evenly, i was expecting writing of personal growth from such a journey especially given the fact that he walked the Camino twice the historical information summarized between day to day experiences were nice though while reading the day to day experiences, i couldn t help wondering if earplugs were sold anywhere in Spain so that Mr Walker could write about something else other than fat men snoring my expectations for this memoir were not met as i h [...]
Walking 500 miles across Spain in 5 weeks, following the same path pilgrims have been taking since medieval times, the author and his nephew join first hundreds, then thousands and finally hundreds of thousands of people headed to Santiago, Spain Along the way they meet up with people from all over the world, stay in 180 bed albergues infested with bedbugs and yet seem to have a rollicking good time The author also covers a lot of history as he walks across Spain.
Took me a while to read this one, parts were not interesting to me so I skipped over some of it.The story is a true one about Bill s journey on his walk on various trails, like the Appalachian Trail, then on to Spain He tells of the people he meets on his way and the problems he has being 6 ft 4 inches tall, he fits none of the beds so most of the time he sleeps on the floor our open ground If you are into the walk a bouts this ones for you.
Bill does it againMy first Bill Book was the one on the Pacific Crest.ht this one a year ago and being a constant reader just got to it it is a Very Good travel story about people places and religion As with his lastI want to go myself.Billease a book about when you taught has to be in the works Thanks for a great read
I greatly enjoyed reading this book It got me itching to travel and hike, not that this is a stretch for me, I greatly enjoy both It was a nice blend of history and memoir I think I may have to read his other hiking accounts of hiking in the US.
Another good oneI have now journeyed through all four of Mr Walker s books Everyone is similar, yet the journeys he takes us on couldn t be different A joy to read and a high recommend.
Fans of Skywalker s previous adventures won t want to miss this chapter of his journey.
Great read It s like having a conversation with the author This is a story about his experiences and epiphanies on the trail Not a day by day travelogue Very enjoyable read.
Borrowed this from s Lending Library Tried reading, but I couldn t get into it I don t think it s for me Bit to bro ish for me.
I read the first 50 or so pages, but couldn t get into it.I liked the two Appalachian books, so I might try again later.
Very good book
Enjoyable read Great stories and wonderful writing style I enjoyed reading the highs and lows of the Camino in a holy year Also enjoyed the abbreviated description of the 2011 trek.
Enjoyable mix of history and adventure telling
I m very inspired to walk the camino soon as my foot heals, it s summer, and I have the money.
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