Between heaven and earth: A ritual journey to Montsegur Castle July 19th 2010 The first time I became aware of Montsegur Castle and the Cathars was about fifteen years ago. A friend of mine, the Austrian writer Gerhard Hallstadt, published a booklet about his pilgrimage to Montsegur, the most significant of the Cathar castles in Southern France. In the booklet, Gerhard described how he walked and hitchhiked to Montsegur over several days. Once he reached his destination, he ... read more
Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
I’ve always wanted to travel the world, ever since I was a little girl. I dreamt about adventures in strange lands, treasures that were to be uncovered and destinies that had to be followed. When I turned 35 years old, the time to live my dream had finally come. I sold my house, surrendered my responsibilities and gave away most of my possessions to follow the call of my soul.
My journey started in 2007 with an overland trip to Pakistan that was only supposed to last for a few months. I left my hometown of Leamington Spa in England for a train trip that took me through Germany, Czech Rep... full info