Author(s): Karen Manwaring
This is the book we wish wed had when we were planning to walk our first Camino. Whether youve already decided to take time out to walk this ancient path, or are just thinking about it, A Slow Walk Across Spain is full of inspiration and practical information. It contains 3 sections: Camino Calling - the inner journey of the Camino, motivations for walking, the psychological benefits and challenges of embarking on a long trek; Walking the Camino - preparing, walking, food, accommodation, weather, terrain, fitness and all things practical; The History of the Camino - the extraordinary story of the origins of the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) including its medieval heyday and modern resurgence. A Slow Walk Across Spain also contains a removable map of Spain showing the Camino de Santiago, and lists of useful websites and reading materials.
Karen Manwaring is an award winning writer based in Melbourne. She has walked 3 Caminos across Spain and is always planning another. Karens interview with Rachel Kohn on the ABC Radio program The Spirit of Things is a popular podcast. Karen has presented at the Melbourne Karen was a guest pannelist at the screening of the doco Walking the Camino - 6 ways to Santiago at Carltons Nova Cinema. Karen gives author talks at libraries across Melbourne and for walking clubs and tour companies. Karen runs regular Camino workshops at Melbournes CAE with over 1500 participants to date.