Epic Walks of Britain

There are some stunning walks on the British Isles, for a relatively small country in geographical terms and one that is mainly full to the brim with inhabitants, there is surprisingly a glut of excellent and diverse walks to partake in. These range from mere ambles lasting a couple of hours, to traversing the snowy…

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The World’s Greatest Walks – Part 2

The second giant step into the world’s greatest walks, having already walked around North and South America and a brief stroll in Greece, we now look at England, Argentina and some other remarkable places. Fitz Roy Massif This testing walk is not for the feint hearted, and warm clothing is a necessity to navigate the…

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The World’s Greatest Walks – Part 1

If you love to travel like a pilgrim on your own two feet, then you are probably familiar with taking long walks in highly unusual locations. In this series of blogs, we will be looking at some of the world’s most spectacular walks, some you might be aware of and others definitely not. We will…

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Pilgrimage Routes for Tourists – Part 1

It is hard to believe but the greatest coming together of people on the planet is not as you would think on gorgeous beaches, or at political rallies. It is without doubt at significant religious sites, such a vast cathedral, small grottoes or by sacred rivers. For instance, the great Kumbh Mela pilgrimage attracts 120…

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The Origins of Islamic Pilgrimages

Going on a pilgrimage is as old as religion itself, the great religions of the world all have significant places where people can make extraordinary journeys to show their faith. In this blog we look at the great pilgrimages of the Muslim faith and why people travel vast distances to visit certain places. In reality…

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The Origins of Buddhist Pilgrimages

The origins of Buddhist pilgrimages are associated with the places that the teacher visited, and the places associated with his teachings. The four main places are Kusinara, Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Lumbini holds special significance as it was where Gautama Buddha was born. Other significant places are in India, and Bodh Gaya was the…

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The Origins of Christian Pilgrimages

To make a pilgrimage is traditional in all religions of the world, it is human nature to search for your origins, why you exist and to have a “holy” place or thing to believe in. This place or thing belongs closer to heaven, and brings the pilgrim closer to some divine entity that offers a…

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