El Camino de Santiago

A 1st Hand View of Walking 220kms in 9 Days Across the North of Spain

Non-Fiction - Travel
119 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2017
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Author Biography

Simon Green was born in the South-West of England and has lived in various locations around the world; studying, working as a graphic designer and teaching English to foreign students. Now, Simon lives in Spain, with his partner Bea and their 4-year-old son, Jack.

Simon has completed his first book, 'El Camino de Santiago: A 1st Hand View of Walking 220kms in 9 Days Across the North of Spain', which was inspired by his own journey across the famous pilgrim's route and aims to share his experiences and knowledge with others.

When he has time to himself, Simon loves nothing better than keeping fit and especially cycling. He owns 7 bicycles and rides every day. He also likes to travel when he gets the chance, once taking an epic 500km trip through Peru on a bike and meeting some amazing people along the way.

For Simon, life is 'all about understanding and respect' and he lives his life with that thought at the forefront.

He hopes that he will continue to be a good role model for his son and to teach him the true meaning of success, while still managing to eat up the miles on one of his 7 bikes whenever he can.

You can contact Simon Green at:

Facebook - fb.me/220kms.in.9.days
Twitter - @220kms_in_9days
email - 220kms.in.9days AT gmail.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite

El Camino De Santiago by Simon Green is a diary of his journey across northern Spain. For some people this experience is a religious journey, for others a trip perhaps of general interest. Simon begins on day one, and continues right up to the end, where he and his girlfriend complete the entire route. This was an easy read, and the writing style is relaxed, as if he is sitting across the table from you, giving his advice for the day. He mentions the interesting people he meets, as well as the places and the weather, which keeps it interesting. I appreciated the time he took to include these details. You can even take your Smartphone along on a trip such as this, and sometimes you can get internet in the areas he visited.

Once I began reading, it was hard to put the book down. This practical guide offers sage advice at the end for those who would like to take the same journey he did. But I think it goes beyond this in that, when traveling, the list he provides will likely work for a number of various treks across the world. He was injured by blisters and made a point of warning readers in his writing not to make the same mistake he did. The list of what to take and what not to take is insightful, and makes the planning that much simpler when trying to do it for the first time. I’ve never been to Spain, but after reading this book I’d like to visit some of the places Simon Green took in, and perhaps one day I will even have my own El Camino De Santiago adventure. Recommended.