zondag 21 februari 2016

Pacific Crest Trail Experience of a ten year old girl

This must have been an extraordinary experience for her!

"A 10-year-old girl becomes the youngest person ever to hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. On the 6-month journey she grows up fast, meets new friends, and learns everything about determination."

Campo to BC

woensdag 17 februari 2016

Voie du Piémont Pyrénéen

Somewhat south of the Via Tolosana in France you'll find the Voie du Piémont Pyrénéen from Narbonne, Lourdes, Saint Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles following the foothills of the Pyreneees.

Get an impression from the videos below.





and finally this two part presentation from Evelyne Nicolas.

(11:03 and 10:10)

pt 1 

pt 2

dinsdag 16 februari 2016

Movie Out of Nature (Mot naturen)

Look in the consciousness of this man in his thirties, phantasizing and thinking, storm in his head, while hiking Norwegian nature.

Out of Nature, Mot naturen by Ole Giæver. He is also the main actor.
'Who are you when no one is watching'

maandag 15 februari 2016

Appalachian Trail

An introduction to the Appalachian Trail in Eastern parts of the US.

National Geographic


And this walk is in German.
Follow Kevin and Holly on their 3000 kilometer trail.



Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail

 Where to find it?

What to expect?

Backpacking in the West of the US on the PCT, Pacific Crest Trail.

As it Happens


Another Mexico to Canada documentary, 2627 miles the sign says...

John Amorosano


And yet another award winning one.
Follow Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman on their 5 month 2013 journey.
Only the essential by Wild Confluence

John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail in the US.
Couple of friend 'doing' the 220 mile track.

High Sierra


And following docu is from John Amorosano, all the way to Yosemite.
(Also on this blog is his documentary on the PCT.)


And a third from Eyemotionworks: Into the bright.

Picturing Santiago

Santiago de Compostela turismo asked the city's best photographers to picture their city. Have a look. Perhaps it inspires you on your next visit.

See them on the site of Santiago Turismo.

Ho, wait... scroll down this page to see a great street photography spectacle in Santiago. 

Have a look at this Santiago de Compostela street photography presentation.

Roberto Garcia Sanchez

zondag 7 februari 2016

Padre Pio (2000)

Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, lived from 1887 till 1968. He was a friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Padre Pio became famous for bearing the stigmata for most of his life. This condition generated much interest and controversy around him. He is now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. (source Wikipedia)

Today, his place of death in Italy is a vivid pilgrimage site.
This entry introduces the movie Padre Pio.

The plot of following movie written by anonymous on IMDB (film score 7.7):

"The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio (his new name) has powers which can not be explained rationally: he heals the sick, knows the names, problems and future of complete strangers. His prophesies the then unknown young Karol Wojtyla that he will become Pope one day. Padre Pio's charity and extatic prayers make an great impression on the people. In 1918 the Wounds of Christ appear on his hands and feet- Padre Pio carries the stigmata. His followers multiply, and the cult that grows up arround him makes his holy order and the Vatican uneasy. Many within the church consider him to be an hysteric or a trickster, since he only shows his wounds the one time when they first appeared. Padre Pio suffers reprisals, he is no longer allowed to carry out his role as a priest. The ordinary people however continue to believe in him and his miracles. Just before his death in 1968 there is a reconcilliation with the grand Visitator of the Vatican, who recognises him as a Saint." (Source IMDB)


Impression of San Giovanni Rotondo by Claudio Mortini 
by uCatholic


The last mass of San Pio in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie,
the day before he died.
'the stigmata and traces had almost disappeared by this time, he knew his end was near' 


Update Febr 2016

Article in Huffington Post.
"The body of one of the most popular Roman Catholic saints, the mystic monk Padre Pio, began an overland journey in a crystal coffin on Wednesday to go on display at the Vatican."

vrijdag 5 februari 2016

Camino Portugues

Impression from the Camino Portugues from Porto onwards, first to the sea at Vila de Condo and then onwards on the Camino Portugues Central.
Get an idea of the route or get in touch with your own memories.
Video by Petra Banus, again she walked on to Muxia and Fisterra.

Petra Banus