AND ANOTHER JOURNEY BEGINS. Well on the eve of our next adventure and the emotions are running wild, and excitement, apprehension, curiosity, wonder. I always love the night before a new hike my mind is always very busy going over the lists food, equipment, navigation. Then I always take a minute and just breath and recite a little mantra “everything that will be will be, everything that will be I have the strength inside of me” . This simple exercise just quite a all the chatter in my head to allow me to enjoy the special time before embarking on an adventure. Do you have any little rituals before starting a big adventure?
In June 2018 The Global Hobos will set their sites on the Via Francigena (Camino de Rome). The Via Francigena is arguably the pinnacle of pilgrim walks in Europe. It is a journey across half a continent and four countries - England, France, Switzerland and Italy - with the pull of the Eternal City as a goal. Starting in Canterbury, the Via Francigena follows the North Downs to Dover and Calais in northern France winds through WW1 battlefields of Picardy and the Champagne region before entering Switzerland over the Juras. The way then skirts Lac Leman to approach the Alps, which are crossed by the Grand St Bernard Pass, descending into Italy down the Aosta Valley to Piedmont and Lombardy, and over the Apennines and the hills of Tuscany to end in Rome.
It takes around 90 days to complete the journey on foot.