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Paris to the Pyrenees
- A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
- By: David Downie
- Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
- Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths - a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela - "The Way" for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration.
- By Micheal on 27-01-14
Audiobook format needs access to pertinent maps
and a fuller explanation of why the second part of the walk isn't fully covered.