- Time of past OR future Camino
- PAST: Frances, Le Puy, Portuguese from Lisbon
I’m wondering if anyone could recommend books or articles for someone who has never even heard of the Camino de Santiago but feels the need for a long “backpacking trip” in Europe to clear her head and get some perspective on her life and problems. I know that dozens (or hundreds) of camino memoirs have been published, but I don't want to recommend that type of book because I think something broader than one individual’s personal experience would be more helpful -- e.g., about the camino's history, the value/purpose of pilgrimage, the value/rewards of walking, day-to-day life on the camino (in a general sense). Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.