My name is Rasa and I like to travel. Especially on foot, as I enjoy exploring a new country at a slow pace. It also allows me to escape the rush of everyday life, nowadays in my recently-adopted home Berlin.
The first pilgrimage that I walked was inspired by a good friend’s story about the St. James Way in Spain. At first, it sounded like a very crazy idea, but in July 2013 I and three more friends from Lithuania made our first steps on El Camino de Santiago. It’s not that crazy! Step by step and one month later you’re having the grand finale coffee in Santiago de Compostela. To tell you the truth coffee is what keeps you going and also gets pilgrims together. And as a result, we all have the Buen Camino.
During the pilgrimage, I heard other stories about pilgrimage routes all over the world. My first reaction to this new discovery was, “why don’t I know anything about this?” This planted the seed that over four years later has begun to grow into a website with the intention of gathering as much information as possible about pilgrimage around the world.
I haven’t walked every pilgrimage myself and I am learning about new routes every time I decide to find a way in a new country. As a graduate of the “Religious Roots of Europe” master program, I have an interest in the religious aspects of pilgrimage. I am happy that I found a way to make one of my scholarly interests and a hobby work together.
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