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Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino Portugues: Lisboa, Porto, Santiago (Camino Guides) Paperback – 23 Nov 2010


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press Ltd.; 3rd Revised edition edition (23 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844095304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844095308
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Even if you don't think you will ever make this pilgrimage, you will enjoy the books because they help you feel like you are right there, making the journey along with the many travelers on the paths." - --New Spirit Journal

About the Author

John Brierley was born on 2nd April 1948. His early life was spent in Dublin where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and set up his own practice. He continued to work there until an existential crisis took him and his family to Findhorn in Scotland in 1987 as part of a mid-career break. This was to prove a pivotal time in his life with a reordering of priorities towards a spiritual perspective. In 1996 he convened the international conference Business for Life where the core issue was identified as the crisis of the human spirit and the search for meaning in life. The idea of Business Sabbaticals as an antidote to burn-out, and pilgrimage as a way to reappraise life's purpose became his abiding passion. He continues to walk the Caminos amongst other sacred routes, and for those who may heed the calling to try these pilgrimages for themselves, has compiled 3 Practical and Mystical Manuals for the Modern Day Pilgrim as well as a book of maps.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nicole on 23 May 2011
Format: Paperback
I have done various versions of the Camino de Santiago and have used various guidebooks. This is an excellent guidebook. It is a convvenient size (which makes a big difference if you have to carry everything). It has useful info on places to stay and eat. One of the best features are the city maps which help you get into and out of the big cities (where, trust me, it is easy to miss a path marker and end up in the wrong direction). I first encountered camino guide books from this author when I did the Camino Frances. Other pilgrims had this book and it was far more useful than our own guidebook (which was published by Cicerone). There are some sections on spiritual reflections which didn't really turn my crank, but you can skip over those pages and I imagine that there are some people out there that would find these reflections useful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. A. Cousins on 2 Feb. 2011
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This is the absolute must have for anyone walking the Camino Portugues. Not quite perfect but apart from expensive and old maps produced by the Portuguese military there aren't any other decent maps available of the route.
Note that a few bits are out of date where new roads or re-building of the railway have diverted the route; a new edition is said to be imminent.
Slim for carrying with you walking, but could have been slimmer still if there had been separate English and Spanish editions.
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By hope on 30 Mar. 2014
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great book and have lent it to someone and i cannot remember who. i hope they send it back soon
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
excelent guide for compostella 26 Jun. 2009
By Fausto P. Moreira - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the book and I am just returning from the Camino from Porto to Santiago. The book is very good and shows all the ways and things to do. I bought the 2004 edition which is outdated on some restaurants and hotels, but I just bought the 2009 edition and everything has been updated. I recommend the book to everyone who goes to the Camino (this is my third time, first in Portugal) because it has all the "to do" things you really have to do. My only reservation is that the book is written to pilgrims that make the camino with a budget. There are some good hotels and restaurants on the cities noted by the book, but I would include some more for the pilgrims that are rich.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Camino guide 19 April 2011
By Storkrn1 - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently walked the Camino Frances and used Bierley's guide. It was my "Bible" along that month-long route. Next, I'm walking the Portuguese route, so it only seemed common sense to buy his guide for that route! It looks to have the same helpful tips, where albergues are, restaurants, hotels, etc. I literally planned every day from his guide on my last Camino. This guide is also brand new and updated! I would highly recommend his guides!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Practical but not mystical as the author claims 18 Oct. 2011
By J. speksnijder - Published on Amazon.com
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I just returned and was very pleased with the book, however the camino Portugues is not for the folks that want to do some soul searching. The author calls this a "Practical and Mystical manual" sure the book is, but this camino is hard, it covers a lot of asphalt, and even more cobble stone. Much more than other camino's, and of course that brings with it cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other two-weelers. There is noting mystical about being run over by a car so this camino will require you to PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD. Next to that we need to remember that 95% of the cars in Portugal are diesels with their black fumes. So no wondering of with you thoughts and sour feet from the cobble stones at the end of the day.
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excelente guide 4 Mar. 2011
By Eu - Published on Amazon.com
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It is really a must if you want to do the Camino. I used it all the way and all the tips and directions works perfectly.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ancient and holy pilgrimage in Iberia 25 Dec. 2009
By Beth Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
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In the medieval period people from all over Europe, unable to go to the Holy Land because of the war-like conditions during the Crusades, went instead on the Way of St. James [El camino de Santiago], the Great Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages.

This book details the route from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago de Campostela in the province of Galicia, Spain. With only a short detour, one can also visit the Marian Shrine of Fátima.
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