I finished the Kerkeling book today. It has been interesting reading it while we are on a walking vacation in Switzerland but we are staying in a comfortable chalet and only walking 2 to 3 hours a day, nothing like what he did. He gives a good description of the trail and his personal journey. A bit too much emphasis on God for me, but it is a religious trail so I should not be surprised.So far, I enjoyed "I'm Off Then" by Hape Kerkeling & "Grandma's on the Camino: Reflections on a 48 Day Pilgrimage to Santiago" by Mary O'Hare Wyman. Enjoyed both. Hape did skip over a section or two, but this 70 year old grandmother literally walked every inch of the entire Camino Frances Route. Her observations and stories were interesting and often times funny. I have downloaded a couple more books but haven't read them yet, so I can't recommend them at this time.
I finished her book today and enjoyed it although I paged through a lot of the new age spiritualism stuff (which was about 1/3 of the book). She really did full on pilgrim as you said! By the end she was sleeping beside the trail.... AnnieNC recommended Shirley's book to me and I heard it (got the audio version) so long ago I had forgotten about it. I really enjoyed it a lot as well. Definitely some spiritualism in her journey. I admire her for going full on pilgrim sleeping in albergues & carrying her own pack. She had some interesting observations and description as well. The audio book although more expensive was actually great because Shirley does the narration. ...
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