Recovery Zone on 02/22/12
The Camino de Santiago is an 1100 year old pilgrimage with routes throughout Europe that end at Santiago de Compostela in Northwest Spain. Thousands of people walk, bicycle or go by horseback every year. Host Stepanie Potter speaks with Kathy Kennerly and Lydia Smith who are both part of the newly established Portland chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. Kathy returns regularly to volunteer in pilgrim hostels to help others travel the Camino, while Lydia was inspired to sell her home to help fund her forthcoming film "Camino Documentary."
Just like the Camino itself, Lydia expects this film to create "a sense of global community and spark a dialogue about life’s biggest questions. Amidst a time of considerable social malaise, The Camino Documentary will illuminate what enables us to transcend the perceived boundaries of race, language, social status, age, faith and nationality, and remind us of what is best about being human."
Learn more about this ancient tradition that for many brings new perspectives on how to live; and provides inner growth, a rewarding physical challenge, and an opportunity to connect with others from around the world.