Unfortunately, I've had to can this trip to Spain due to events beyond my control. However, I've left this page up so you can see what I did find out out.
I'm looking at doing a pilgramage to Santiago de Compostela in the Northern Spanish region of Galicia. These are but some of the resources and things I've found out about the pilgramage. Although there are several routes for the pilgramage, we'll most likely take the Camino Ingles - aka the English Route.
During my four-week trip through Spain in 2004, I relied heavily on the Spain guide book by Lonely Planet which has since been updated to the one displayed on the right. The Lonely Planet is an excellent resource covering the complete country with plenty of useful, practical information and handy hints with a bit of history thrown in for good measure.
I've not read these books but they might be worth reading before or during the trip.
The Confraternity of St James - extensive information about the pilgramage and routes to Santiago. Includes excellent history of the pilgramage and extensive practical information.
Routes to Santiago - published by the Confraternity of St James, the useful information includes details on the length, terrain and where to stop and stay.
Spain - recommended hotels - Personally recommended hotels in and around Spain
Day in Lisbon - Travelogue from a weekend in Lisbon during December 2007
Lisbon - Igreja de Santa Engrácia - Panteão Nacional - Historical information on Igreja de Santa Engrácia - Panteão Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon - Castelo de São Jorge - Brief historical notes on the Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
Weekend in Lisbon - Plan for a weekend in Lisbon December 2008
Lisbon - Se Catedral de Lisboa - Historical notes on the Cathedral of Lisbon, Portugal
Day in Belem - Travelogue from a weekend in Lisbon, Portugual during December 2007
France - Travel information on and about France
Switzerland - places not to miss - Sixteen places not to miss around Switzerland
Switzerland - festivals not to miss - Fantastic Swiss festivals to visit through the year
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook