When I began this blog, way back in September 2015, I wanted to record my personal journey along the Camino Frances of the Camino de Santiago as a means to come to terms with losing my mum to terminal cancer.
My pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela celebrated her life and became much greater than a way for me to cope with my grief. I am in the process of writing a book about this experience.
A year later I walked the Camino Portugues, which is the second most popular route of the Camino de Santiago. This time I walked with my husband Brett and we were newlyweds. I suppose this Camino was sort of an extension to our honeymoon!
Anyway, both stories found their way into the media in a low-key kind of way and I am really happy if they serve to inspire other people to follow their travel dreams and set off on their own adventures.
Here are the news snippets.
ABC Galicia – 13/11/2016
To read the complete article please go to this link.
The paragraph above roughly translated into English reads:
“Nor do the Portuguese lack. The Camino that crosses the Portuguese border is, in fact, the second most traveled. This 2016 it has been chosen by almost 19% of the pilgrims. The Englishwoman Sarah Packwood and the Canadian Brett Clibbery, who met a year ago at a bus stop in London and today are husband and wife, just arrived from Lisbon, from where they left on October 11, They both walked the Camino Francés separately in 2014. Sarah – who recounts her Jacobean experiences on her blog – did so to remember her mother, who recently died. For both of them, “tired but fascinated” after having walked hundreds of kilometres parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, it is “a spiritual journey that tests you on different levels. In it, you go back to the basics and you leave the superficial behind”.
Woman and Home Magazine – 31/08/2017
To read the full article please go to this link.
I hope you enjoy reading these!
Thanks for reading and journeying with me so far.
Peace, love and light,