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By William J. Bonville

A Traveler's road to Heaven; provides old and cultural meat to the bones of the hiker s fortunately convivial El Camino adventure. Of much more import, the e-book allows that have for the vacationer who yearns to path El Camino de Santiago yet is bodily incapable of dealing with the trials of jogging the 8 hundred kilometers of how. For others, it turns a touristy lark among the working of the bulls in Pamplona, and encountering St. James at grasp Mateo s Portico de los angeles Gloria, right into a sharing of the after El Camino adventure that the hiker cum pilgrim as a rule claims eager about himself.

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On these pages you learn what highways to drive along, where to get out on foot for a better view of things, and all about sights you won't want to miss. ” Such directions are only a minor part of our story, necessary though they may be for facilitating your travels. What we have here is essentially a history book. I like to call it history on the hoof, where the story of people and events is told in the exact places where history was made. Such history thus escapes the impersonal recounting of dates and happenings, or vague pointings and seeings.

An unprepossessing inn on the left near the far side of town served us a delicious noontime meal. - A Walk with the Pilgrims Our sightseeing plan is to continue along N135 all the way up to the pass at Puerto Ibañeta, gaining insight into the mountainous lay of the land as we go and, for the moment, passing by the famous monastery at Roncesvalles. We will explore it at our leisure on the way back down. The more adventurous traveler will park his car at the monastery and walk the kilometer or so along the footpath up to the pass and back, better to obtain a sense of the general feel a pilgrim has for the trail.

Are there other things to see? You bet. Can you modify that itinerary to suit your own taste? Be my guest. It also adapts to the needs and whims of free spenders or folks on a budget. Back pack it or make it a luxurious grand tour. Can it be adapted for someone only able to allow two weeks for the trip? Certainly, better just two weeks than nothing at all. Simply review the book, decide what you think is appropriate to skip or cut short, and plan accordingly. Suggestions are given at the end of the listed itinerary.

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