The Road To Santiago: Walking The Way Of St James by René FreundThe Road To Santiago: Walking The Way Of St James by René Freund

The Road To Santiago: Walking The Way Of St James

byRené FreundTranslated byJanina Joffe

Paperback | October 15, 2016

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Each year, over 200,000 people pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Often called the Way of St. James, this journey has been an important Christian tradition for centuries. The Road to Santiago is one man’s incredible story of walking almost a thousand miles to experience it.

As René Freund learns, when you reach the edge of the European continent having walked along the Way of St. James—which pilgrims of former times thought to be the end of the world—only then do you realize that the old pilgrim’s saying is true: the journey does not end in Santiago. The journey begins in Santiago. In this vivid travelogue, Freund not only introduces us to the overwhelming natural beauty he encountered along the way, but also shares his experience of reaching his physical and psychological limits during the arduous journey.
 
René Freund has worked as a journalist, translator, and producer. He lives in the Austrian Salzkammergut. Janina Joffe, who was born in Germany and studied at the University of Oxford, is founder of the online gallery East of Mayfair.   
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Title:The Road To Santiago: Walking The Way Of St JamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:Haus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909961221

ISBN - 13:9781909961227

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Table of Contents

The Pilgrim Route to Santiago de Compostela
The Road to Santiago
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
 

Editorial Reviews

“A wonderfully wry and amusing account of what it is like to be a modern-day pilgrim. . . . The author . . . describes looking up and seeing a fighter jet screaming overhead. ‘It would take a jet less than an hour to get to Santiago,’ Freund cannot help reflecting, ‘and we still have six weeks ahead of us. We are walking anachronisms.’ Yet it is precisely the anachronistic quality of what he is doing that makes it so fascinating a theme.”