One would think that being home without working would give me plenty of time to prepare for the Shikoku Henro. Yes, and no.
Going to Normandy and experiencing five days in a row of good weather was not something I was hoping for. Yet, it actually happened. With “Mediterranean” temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius, I felt blessed with the constant sunshine and warmth. I couldn’t have had better conditions for the field test of my new … Continue reading Trip to Normandy
A few pictures from my visit to Omaha beach in March 2016. Impressive place, it’s so quiet now that it’s almost difficult to imagine that thousands of lives were lost in just a few hours on June 6th, 1944. Once I got on the actual shore, though, and saw the small hills garrisoned by the … Continue reading Omaha beach
Walking the Camino de Santiago was a great experience, one that contributed a lot to my adult personality (if you ever will find one in me). Here I will list five learnings that I either expected, from my scouting experience, or did not see coming at all. Your body is able to walk every day … Continue reading The top 5 things I learnt on the Camino
Mens sana in corpore sano, the Latins used to say. A sound mind in a healthy body. You should aim at achieving this status, during your pilgrimage. It’s not an easy task, however, on both the physical and the mental sides. As experienced during the Camino, your first enemy is your brain: see that town … Continue reading The mental challenge