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Andrew McCarthy on life, travel writing and the Camino de Santiago

Former Hollywood backpacker Andrew McCarthy’s life changed forever while walking the Camino de Santiago. In an extract from his first book, he describes how that led to a second career as a travel writer I was in a bookstore, gazing at a girl across the display table. She had sandy hair pulled back in a …

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Santiago on The Way

Reaching Santiago

Reaching Santiago It’s turned out to be a prolific year for Kiwis reaching Santiago on the Camino. Despite meeting only a couple on our trip, 79 New Zealanders have completed the trek to Santiago de Compostela so far this year, nearly double the total for all 2011. And we were among those reaching Santiago. On …

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True happiness on the Camino trail

Why the epic Camino trail across Spain is a route to true happiness

Why the epic Camino trail across Spain is a route to true happiness You will have heard about life-changing journeys, but if I describe a 500-mile Camino trail to Santiago de Compostela, I suspect your reaction would be: turn the page. But please don’t! I’d reached a time when I needed to re-assess, to reflect …

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