Thursday, July 31, 2014

Walking El Camino - Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia
+Lijia Zhang 
Walking El Camino, the famous pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela, is an old European tradition, but rapidly becoming popular today too. Author Zhang Lijia started yesterday her El Camino, and will keep us updated on her weblog.

Zhang Lijia:
I am writing from Convento Santa Maria de las Carbajalas, one of the hostels for the people walk along the old pilgrim route. I´ve never stayed at a convent before.
today I obtained the passport – the credential. already I got my first stamp. so the journey has started.
many friends have asked why I´d want to do Camino. well, why not. it´s a good way to shed off a few extra pounds and it is also a journey of inquiry when i have the time and space to ponder about the deeper meaning of my life.
and the scenery along the way is beautiful.
Zhang Lijia might be leading the way for more Chinese tourists, who are looking for alternative ways to spend their holiday in Europe, after having visited Milan, Paris and other touristic hotspots for several times.

A good friend of the China Speakers Bureau at the Shanghai Publishing House published last year a first book on the road Napoleon took when he left Elba to head for Paris, after his expulsion. Not surprisingly, El Camino is also on his agenda. Not surprisingly, veteran Chinese tourists are more interested in off-beat tracks, and El Camino is one of them.

More at Zhang Lijia´s weblog.

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