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  • Keywords
    • Camino de Santiago,
    • Travel in Portugal,
    • Travel in Spain,
    • Pilgrimage on the Camino,
    • Women & Travel,
    • Hiking & Europe,
    • Camino Travelogue

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Along the Camino Portugués
An Illustrated Travel Memoir
by Julia Zacharias

Pilgrimages have great historical and religious significance. The Camino Portugués is one such pilgrimage. Its origins date to medieval times, and people today still walk the trails, some for spiritual purposes, but others simply for the joy of retracing the steps taken by many before them. Julia Zacharias and her partner, Katharine, took on the challenge of this 300-kilometre walk from Porto, Portugal, to Finisterre, Spain, in 2015. During the weeks along this coastal and picturesque trail, Julia documented her experiences with intricately detailed drawings of the forests, rivers, ancient stone structures, and animals she encountered along the way. Despite her fragile hip, and the challenges it presented, she persevered on this once-in-a-lifetime experience with her once-in-a-lifetime love. They climbed countless mountainsides, sang away the heat of the day, and dreamt new dreams as they gradually learned how slowing down can open up a new appreciation for the simple things in life. Along the Camino Portugués is a love letter to this incredible experience, peppered with whimsical artwork that evokes the feelings, sights, and sounds of this unique trip. Whether you plan to walk the Camino Portugués yourself or just wonder what it may be like, this book will transport you, taking you on an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Julia Zacharias has always been a creative person, filling journals with her writing since she was a little girl. She has also expressed herself via visual art, including painting and drawing, for just as long. It seemed natural, therefore, to put her words and pictures together, thereby immortalizing the magical experience of walking the Camino Portugués. This illustrated travel memoir will, hopefully, inspire others to go on adventures of their own, adventures that will prove to be as meaningful and beautiful as the one inside this book. Julia lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her partner, Katharine, their cat, and lots and lots of plants. In addition to writing, drawing, and painting, Julia loves music, creating with dough and clay, walking, cycling and dance.


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