Leaving Home and Coming Back

 

The Korean language edition of my book Pilgrim Stories. On and Off the Road to Santiago (UC Press, 1998) reached bookstores in early 2019. Why in Korean? In this article I overview the remarkable 21st C rise in the number of South Korean pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago. 

Korean cover of Pilgrim Stories 2019

Walking made us human. Walking has untold physical, mental and emotional benefits. Walking can be a solitary activity or a very positive social activity. Walking is accessible, low-tech and inexpensive. Walk. Walk in nature, even better. Simply walk.

In April 2015 I conducted a survey on mobile technology usage along the Camino de Santiago and did follow-up research in 2016. Here are the results and analysis of the survey.