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Non Fiction Jean-Christophe Rufin, Immortelle Randonnée. A pilgrim's review

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Felipe

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Jean-Christophe Rufin, Immortelle Randonnée. A pilgrim's review - Review, books about the pilgrimage to Compostelle

The book: Jean-Christophe Rufin, Immortelle Randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi, Chamonix, éd. Guérin, 2013, 272 p. (My bad translation: Immortal Walk: Compostelle in spite of me).
Another edition, with photos, 2014.

The author: a physician, writer, diplomatic, alpinist, volunteer in many ONGs that aid poor countries. A member of the Academie Française, a very appreciated honor in a country that greatly esteems literature (and not only bestsellers); its members are called “the...
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Anemone del Camino

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This is one of the rare books I have read twice. And with a highlighter for future reference.

First of all it is actaully well written, Rufin is no amateur author. Also, his insigth on how foot steps affect the brain is interesting and bang on.

Now, he, like Coelho, goes a little overboard with the wilderness aspect of ot, the turning into a homeless person or just about. Yes he walked the Norte, but even the Norte is glamping.
 

Felipe

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"Glamping"...I duly annotated this word. It may come handy, coming to think of it. It seems bang on :) for my next vacations.
Ah, the infinite variety of languages and idioms. I love them.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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"Glamping"...I duly annotated this word. It may come handy, coming to think of it. It seems bang on :) for my next vacations.
Ah, the infinite variety of languages and idioms. I love them.
"Glamourous camping". Got to love it. Did it in Africa, with staff getting up early to have boiled water for tea and run out for groceries even if we made up our own tents and helped with cooking. Sleeping in an albergue is utter luxury.
 
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