Abandon the old ways, to break free from the pressures of everyday life and immerse themselves in the search for new solutions is the motivation of many who decide to walk the paths that lead to Santiago de Compostela. This path was the subject of films, novels, songs, poems and, now, the journalist Daniel Agrela launches first Brazilian Guide, which presents the route with tips and daily reports that may be useful to first-time Pilgrim or even for those who would like to resume this project long shelved.
There are several routes-routes scattered throughout Europe – which are in Spanish. But what’s fascinating and mysterious in this millennial pilgrimage that attracts both contemporary society? Divided into three parts – orientation, Preparation and guidance, the traveler’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago – a life in 30 days published by Publisher, Generale is based on the experience of the author who twice (2007 and 2010) walked nearly 800 kilometers linking Saint Jean Pied de Port, in France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
To guide the future Pilgrim on the degree of difficulty of each step, the book brings tips on the best periods to perform the way, estimated cost of the trip, intellectual, physical and clinical staging, necessary items to carry in his backpack, the various existing routes, care during the pilgrimage and even small details like the feared blisters, as well as topographic maps and images of all stages.
“Live for 30 days the experience of the Camino de Santiago is a challenge to survive on the essential, since all your needs must fit in a backpack that will accompany you throughout the journey,” says Daniel Agrela. The traveler’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago – a life in 30 days also brings reports of other pilgrims, from housewives to executives of the largest houses in the world, that at the time of high stress level if gathered in order to renew your energy and, above all, understand their professional and personal attitudes in order to move on.
The guide can be found in all the bookstores
On the way – the way of Saint James began making history when there are twelve centuries, were found the remains of the Apostle James – that are deposited in the Church of the city of Santiago de Compostela. To traverse this path, the most famous route, which is featured in the book that the Publisher Évora is launching, is known as the French way. It receives most of the pilgrims coming from the European continent and reaches Santiago across northern Spain. In 1987, this route was declared the First European Cultural Itinerary and, later, a world heritage site. Today is no longer a route travelled only by religious and became part of the destiny of people, irrespective of sex, caste or social status they realize that the differences of daily life cease to exist and in the way they become equal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Agrela is a professional traveler. Degree in journalism, he began his life of backpacker in 2002. In love with travel and writing uses the nose of a reporter to discover new cultures around the world and depicts in his texts. Of all targets already explored by him, the most striking and revealing was the route to Compostela, which is why the traveler’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago – a life in 30 days is your debut book. Toured the way of St. James (Camino Francés) twice: the first in 2007 and the second in 2011. He is the author of the Brazilian blog on the way.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: ‘ the traveler’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago – a life in 30 days ‘
Authors: Daniel Agrela
Subject: travel guide to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Price: 54.90 R$
Format: 16 x 23 cm