The Camino de Santiago (commonly known as the Camino Trail) or (Way of St James) is a pilgrimage trail that leads to the reported resting place of the apostle Saint James in the Cathedral of Compostela in Galicia, Spain. It’s an individual’s journey so they go at their own pace and there are no designated start or finish times.
People from all over the world Christian or not, opt to take the pilgrimage for multiple reasons and a few of my friends have successfully achieved travelling (walking that is) the whole 800km (approx. 500 miles) journey. As it can take approximately 30 days, some people opt to do sections at a time, year after year.
Life from Australia to WW1 in France. Frederick Fiddes.
Within a short period of time I’ve noticed that my mother’s side of the family tree and history was the opposite to what I expected such as enlisting for WW1 at 44 years of age. He’s gone from life in Australia to WW1 in France.
There are some interesting characters which probably fit the Australian description of Larrikan and I can see that some character traits have to be genetic.
Based on this, I was looking forward to researching them with a light-hearted approach as in his case there were 2 main stories. It was like Frederick Fiddes was living 2 different lives.
Having a passion for travel and hearing that the great group of people that I’d just met, go overseas every 2 years I was excited! Especially when an upcoming trip was Europe. My self belief and integrity allowed me to hang on tight to the thought of going as well.
As it turns out most of them are keen travellers so when the Hash House Harriers meet up somewhere around the world, it’s a huge event. It’s an extremely long weekend of fun and socializing and exercise. Brilliant!
The Buster Days. There was a reason why he appreared into my life at that time. He followed me everywhere and so closely that when I stopped he would bump into me. I believe that he had a need to help me.
This 55kg (121lbs) Rottie/Mastiff cross rescue dog was once asked by his Vet. ‘Why does your normally black nose have shades of brown Buster?’
I could be biased but a Travel Agency is one of the happiest places to work. Everyone is in a great mood because one of the most popular and fun activities is being planned. Someone is travelling somewhere. How good is that?!! In this case it’s a story of a young lady travelling to South America.
I clearly remember this day because of the emotions that came up for me not to mention the story itself.
Unlike my the dramatic emotions and physical re-action to the fear that I had when I thought about travelling to Bali, this was different because it was emotions that I experienced for her.
Why is it that I still haven’t travelled Bali? Is Bali a ‘no-go’ zone for me? I have a keen interest in for a number of reasons and one is because it’s the closest Asian holiday destination for Australians. Besides, I have a huge passion for travel.
I knew so much about this small and interesting island well before I’d decided on a career change to the Travel industry.
As a new Travel Consultant, one of my co-workers listened to me while I was talking to a client about Bali. Later she asked if I’d already travelled there because I spoke about it like I had. I was a wealth of information even though I hadn’t. Plus, my knowledge made for a very happy traveller.
When you first try something that’s foreign to you and completely out of your comfort zone, sometimes you can be overcome with fear. You’re terrified and to the point that you have second thoughts.
And, it was only a few hours earlier, you were fine with at but at the last moment something changed.
Have you ever had that feeling? I have a few times and it’s scary. But if others are doing it you know, that you’re probably not going to die. Right?
My story starts in the Cayman Islands where I was on a Caribbean cruise and we were docked at Grand Cayman so with multiple choices as to what to do for the day, apart from visiting Margaritaville, I opted to take a half day trip to swim with the Stingrays.
Why not! They’re beautiful creatures that don’t have teeth and these ones didn’t seem to harm humans either so what could go wrong?
Retreats have become very popular over the past 5-10 years and this could be because of the ‘group’ environment that’s been created through Social Media.
These like-minded people agreed that more human interaction is required so decided to find ways to organize a get-together so they could share and grow their interests instead of just meeting up ‘virtually’.
These gatherings were soon streamlined and due to popluarity became known as a style of a Retreat.
Originally a retreat was a spiritual gatherings where people could bring the body and mind back into balance spiritually and while this is still the case, people have realized the massive benefits so more centres continue to open.
A newer term was phrased which encompasses some of the original and part of the new concept so ‘Wellness’ became a household word.