BOORSMA Bas - Dreaming Santiago.

Année de parution: 2005
Langue: Anglais English en

(NLD. Digitalis. 2005) : "Perspectives on a Pilgrimage".


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  • Février 2010
    BOORSMA Bas - Dreaming Santiago.
    par Bernard Delhomme

    Product Description
    Have we all gone totally deranged ? Do we require pilgrimages to get away from our luxurious and highly arranged lives ? Why do people voluntarily submit to a regime of walking endless stretches, day after day, week after week only to end up in one of the back-to-basic pilgrim’s hostels on a nightly basis ? In the spring of 2004, Bas Boorsma and his girlfriend Dewi embarked on their pilgrimage, an eight hundred kilometer walk to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. In Dreaming Santiago, Bas describes typical Camino tales, reproduces his share of ’Camino Baddies,’ puts a scrutinizing focus on some of his fellow peregrino’s, lets other pilgrims do the talking, describes what Refugio dormitories do for you, and more. He also provides a personal perspective on what kind of seed is being sown when walking the ancient trail...

    About the Author

    Bas Boorsma (35) lives in Bussum, the Netherlands and Vauvert, France. In his ’normal life’ he is an entrepreneur, facilitating ’smart communities’ worldwide, something he never expected to end up doing as he studied Political Science and Asian History. The latter brought him to Cambodia, to live there for three years in the early nineties, working for the United Nations. He got into a different love affair with Malaysia, supporting numerous companies in Europe in their bids to do business in Southeast Asia. This led him to work closely with communities that experiment with broadband infrastructures and services of tomorrow. If ’the future" is his work, he considers history to be his hobby. He enjoys writing essays and articles on contemporary issues, loves Star Wars and drinks a lot of wine. He walks a lot too.