Pilgrimage place

The myths and mystique of Japan’s national parks

The two hour climb to reach the top of Mt. Takachiho-no-mine, on the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan, is a difficult task. But for determined hikers, the payoff from 1,574 meters high is worth the effort: spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and the often scorching Sakurajima volcano across …

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A Maltese welcoming the pilgrims of the Camino

This is part one in a two part series of articles. A first-hand experience of the first Maltese volunteer hospitalero (volunteer helper) in the small village of Bercianos del Real Camino, halfway the 800 kilometer route of the Camino Francés. In recent years – with the exception of 2020 – …

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