Almost five years ago I completed my Camino de Santiago route Camino Frances. A walk of approx. 784 kilometer across the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela.
During a meeting of the Dutch Camino support group one man in person motivate me to write the book about my camino for which I’m still grateful.
Jeroen Gooskens, RIP.
When I published my book many persons bought it and thanked me via Twitter and Facebook. I even got recognized several times.
I would like to give back to the persons who are considering walking.
You can download the book in PDF for free
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Tribute David Bowie
I can remember it very well. I was 10 years and went to my barber. How do you want your hair now he asked me. I said proud”Like David Bowie has in his music video clip China Girl”. He didn’t know David Bowie. I was disappointed as I wanted to have my hair like him.
There are many songs from David Bowie which impress me a lot. Here a small selection from his vast repertoire:
We can be heroes, just for one day.
VIDEO Blue Jean
I always liked this song but during my camino it got even more special. Read this back on
VIDEO Under pressure
How many persons are captured in their own life caused by the pressure they experience?
These are my favorite sentences from this song:
Watching some good friends
Screaming, “Let me out!”
Insanity laughs under pressure we’re cracking
VIDEO Space Oddity
A very nice song with a storyline… touches me again and again when I listen to it…
“Here am I floating
round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.”
David now you are far above the moon.. RIP…