600km Walking Pilgrimage through Spain

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on September 2 2008

From the moment I discovered an ancient pilgrimage path in Spain in June last year, the attraction of walking hundreds of kilometres towards an assured destination grew on me daily. My eagerness to go on a month-long journey on foot across the steep slopes, lush valleys and forests of the Pyrenees, and through countless small towns and villages, was part of a subconscious quest to find depth and meaning in my life. At the age of 33, I was approaching – prematurely, perhaps – what seemed to be a mid-life crisis.

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Letter from Quebec: Preserving Heritage

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on November 8 2008

'TRAVEL is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living,' wrote Miriam Beard. Life in Quebec is now my teacher, pointing out my knowledge gaps and honing my ideas of living - be it language, culture, life-skills, or the environment.

Denise Chng Lisan

Day 5: Preparing to leave for Paris

Posted by Denise CHNG Lisan On Thursday, September 13, 2007

Today is my last day at Cockfosters. I'll have to leave for Paris early in the morning tomorrow.

Pack and repack.
Books to finish reading.
Books to leave behind.
Maps to print.
Travel arrangements to be made.
More research to do.

Where did time go?

I'm glad that I'll be leaving internet behind. Enough of it already, although without it, I'd be half blind as to where I am going and how to get there.

Looking forward to Paris - and to indulge my senses in the city of arts and culture. I'll write again when I get to Lourdes.

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