adventures of a pilgrim / henro / walker / thru-hiker…
A career break… Yes, that’s what I’ll call it!
I have always had wanderlust and this was possibly fueled by growing up in the multicultural surrounds of Melbourne. I would take a sandwich to school for lunch and trade it with my friends for spanakopita and baklava, amazed that a boring old sandwich could be traded for such exotic delights.
While studying at university, I took an internship in Tokyo and climbed Mt. Fuji for the first time. “A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji, a fool climbs it twice,” say the Japanese, but I am neither a man nor a fool and climbed to the top 7 times while living there. From Tokyo to Toronto to London where I’m now based, I am searching for many of life’s answers, and hoping to find them along a trail… somewhere…
*** If you’re planning on walking any of these trails, you’ll find heaps of handy info in the above links and if you have a question I haven’t answered, feel free to write a comment or send me an email.***
My ever-growing list of long-distance walks I’d love to do includes:
Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome – UK to Italy
Via de la Plata – Spain
Oslo to Trondheim – Norway
GR20 – Corsica
Lycian Way – Turkey
Te Araroa – NZ
Bibbulman Track – Australia
Baekdudaegan Trail – South Korea
Kokoda Trail – PNG
heaps in Japan!
Let me know if you have a favourite walk I should attempt!
If you need some daily inspiration head over to my travel quotes page and feel free to add to the list 🙂
Or if you want to sit back, relax and experience the PCT vicariously, then click here for the video.
Buen Camino, Happy Trails, Solvitur Ambulando!
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao-Tzu, Chinese Philosopher 604-531 BC
Ecstatic to be holding the certificate of completion of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, at Temple 88.