Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After I walked the Camino in 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks about my experience of what it was … Continue reading

July 12, 2020

Tiny – the Gentle Giant

A vignette from the past – and the lesson my friend Tiny Reid taught me. I first met ‘Tiny’ Reid on the day we both started primary school at St … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 4 Comments

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After my book Strangers on the Camino was published at the end of 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · 1 Comment

Reflections on the Camino

I was recently asked this question about my journey on the Camino:What words would I use to describe the feelings I had while trekking through each of the three distinct … Continue reading

July 3, 2020

The Illusion of Permanence

“And one man in his time plays many parts“: Shakespeare: As You Like It (Act II scene vii). I first met Sergeant Nimal at the time I started working at … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Albergue at San Nicolas

One of the most memorable nights we spent during our six week journey along the Camino de Santiago was at the Albergue San Nicolas near Puente Itero – a 10th … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

Camino Thoughts

“Whatever do those who race to Santiago in record time manage to see?” It was this observation – it was more of a rhetorical question, I realised, from one my … Continue reading

June 19, 2020

Memories of the Camino

          Having walked the Camino almost a decade ago, I have the privilege now of looking look back on many happy memories of people and places.           Along my five … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Camino

My Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Exactly nine years ago to the day, on June 3rd 2011, my son Shivantha and I walked into the huge plaza in the UNESCO … Continue reading

June 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

Pilgrimage to Shikoku

へんろみち – Henro Michi: Journey to the 88 Temples A few years ago I decided to walk the 88 Temple Pilgrim Trail on Japan’s island of Shikoku. My intention of … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · 2 Comments
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