Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

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St James’ Day July 25th 2021 – Special Book Offer

This year the feast of St James (the patron saint of Spain, whose shrine lies in the city of Santiago de Compostela) falls on Sunday 25th July. It is said … Continue reading

July 23, 2021

Camino Stories: Talking to Camino Authors

Once a month on the last weekend of each month – around nine a.m. on Saturday morning in eastern Australia and around 7 p.m. on Friday evening in eastern North … Continue reading

October 3, 2020

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

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

Childhood’s End

A father and son journey along The Camino to Santiago

June 23, 2017

Lessons Learned on the Camino de Santiago

One of the most important lessons that can be learned by all of us who walk the Camino is Tolerance. Most of us who undertake the Camino come from situations … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 5 Comments

El Camino de Santiago – Some Reflections

Recently, I was 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 … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

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