Ego Trip takes you from the French Pyrenees to the city of Santiago de Compostella in north-western Spain. It takes you from rowdy parties in Navarra and La Rioja to the pilgrim meals of Galicia. It takes you from the place where I began walking away from my life to the place where I began walking towards it.
On the 1st October 2016 I quit my life in Dublin and began walking the Camino de Santiago. I began in the company of new found friends as we travelled though lands made famous by Hemingway, Basque culture, and the best wine on earth. Over the following weeks, the gang broke up and I found myself alone in the Meseta, the long, straight Roman road through the Spanish desert. It was out there that my reasons for coming on the Camino became clear. I had not been driven into this wilderness by an aimless life; I had been summoned there to hear the truth about myself. When I left the Meseta and climbed the mountains into Galicia it was with a new understanding, and a new life.
This is a book for anyone interested in the Camino - those who have walked it, those who are thinking of walking it, and those who think they never will. It is also a book for those who feel that they have stopped in life, but know that there is further to go if only there was an arrow pointing the way...