Rating: 5 stars
ISBN: 10: 0936034033
ISBN: 13: 978-0936034034
File Size: 1984 KB
Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago by Susan Alcorn was the second book I read in preparation for my walking the Camino de Santiago. This book combines the legends and stories of the Camino with Ms. Alcorn’s personal experience and observations. Following a history of the Camino, Ms. Alcorn chronicles her journey with journal entries interspersed with comments and background information. For me, this combination of mixing personal stories with historical background, legends, and comments worked very well; I felt as if I, too, were walking the Camino and making the discoveries along with the author and her husband, Ralph. In addition, Ms. Alcorn includes information for those who are contemplating walking to Santiago: When to Make a Pilgrimage, Hike Your Own Hike, and a full chapter on How to Prepare for Your Camino Trip. I found her checklists of things to do–three months to the last week–invaluable.
If you are interested in history, travel, walking, or the Camino de Santiago, I highly recommend this book.