Beginning of March marks the half time of my Sabbatical. A good time to look back at the past months and think about what to come. Here are the four main topics that have been on my mind. Of course besides travel experience, which you can read in my other blog messages.
Arrived in Assisi yesterday after following the pilgrim’s path for some days. I booked a hotel room for 3 nights to have time to relax and explore. And find out what’s the next step in the journey.
After six hiking days, I arrived at Citta di Castello in Umbria. From here I will follow via francesco, which is a pilgrimage to Assisi, the home town of Saint Francis. So somewhat a combination of goal and journey. So I decided to take a day off to enjoy the medieval city.
After 3 days of hiking I decided to take a one day break in Monte San Savino, a nice little town in eastern Tuscany. Drying my stuff from lots of rain and thunderstorms yesterday, and relaxing my feet which got a bit stressed and damaged.
I had been visiting the impressive ruins of San Galgano many years ago. Now noticed it was just a nice 18km walk away from Campalfi so I decided to take 2 days and test my hiking equipment. The church was built by Cisternian monks in the 12th century and burned down almost 250 years ago….
Just attended a one week seminar on my way to learn nature coaching methods ( “Initiatorische Naturpädagogik”… What a German term!) . I have been here in Campalfi before but are impressed again by the wilderness and beauty of the location. It’s the former farm of a nearby monastery at the end of a 2km…
I will be heading to Tuscany tonight. After a few days of planning, packing, weighing, unpacking, packing again, I am happy with the 8.5kg (net, no water and food) result. Looking at it, I just noticed the label on that new backpack. How funny that I did not notice it before. Reminds me on one…