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Incipia

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Camino(s) past & future
2016
#1
Next spring I'm planning to walk from Santiago to Finisterre and then on to Muxia, slowly, allowing time to take things in. After a look around this forum and on Amazon, I can't find much to read over the long winter ... I'm aware of the John Brierley book, which covers that route along with some of the others, and will consult that. But is there anything else anyone would recommend? Interested in travelogues and things with cultural/historical background as much as a straightforward guidebook.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#2
Next spring I'm planning to walk from Santiago to Finisterre and then on to Muxia, slowly, allowing time to take things in. After a look around this forum and on Amazon, I can't find much to read over the long winter ... I'm aware of the John Brierley book, which covers that route along with some of the others, and will consult that. But is there anything else anyone would recommend? Interested in travelogues and things with cultural/historical background as much as a straightforward guidebook.
I would suggest that you take a look in Ivar's (this forum's sponser) online store. He has a lot of Camino books for sale there. :)

https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/
 

jozero

Oh... That's what the shell is for...
Camino(s) past & future
CF January 2013
CF April 2016
CF January 2018
CP Coastal September 2018
#3
I enjoyed Jack Hitt's book, "Off The Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down The Pilgrim Route Into Spain". It sheds some interesting light on the Camino experience a few decades ago and became an inspiration for the movie, "The Way". You could also look at Paulo Coelho's, "The Alchemist" and "The Pilgrimage".
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#4
Next spring I'm planning to walk from Santiago to Finisterre and then on to Muxia, slowly, allowing time to take things in. After a look around this forum and on Amazon, I can't find much to read over the long winter ... I'm aware of the John Brierley book, which covers that route along with some of the others, and will consult that. But is there anything else anyone would recommend? Interested in travelogues and things with cultural/historical background as much as a straightforward guidebook.
'The pilgrimage road to Santiago' by D. Gitlitz and L. Davidson is very good . Plenty to read over the long winter nights :)
Ps: It isn't a guide book.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walk Camino de Santiago and Camino Finisterre in 2014
#5
HI, I too, with a small group intend to walk Santiago, Finisterre, Muxia early April 2018 (Beginning with the Ingles route to Santiago). The only guide book I know of is John Brierley's which we did use in 2014 - and was great. I look forward to hearing if there are any other guidebooks, or other books about this area.

Buen Camino
 

Incipia

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016
#6
HI, I too, with a small group intend to walk Santiago, Finisterre, Muxia early April 2018 (Beginning with the Ingles route to Santiago). The only guide book I know of is John Brierley's which we did use in 2014 - and was great. I look forward to hearing if there are any other guidebooks, or other books about this area.

Buen Camino
Thanks - I might see you then! I did the Camino Ingles in August (my first), and held off going to Finisterre via transport so I can do it as another short camino. I'm a (travel) writer, so I might end up writing one myself, but I doubt I'd be able to confine myself to a straightforward guidebook.
 

domigee

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CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#8
Does it cover Finisterre? That's the bit I'll be doing this time.
No, I'm sorry, I misread your post! It only covers the road to Santiago, my mistake.
 


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