Alison Wright@alisonwrightphoto

Humanitarian photographer, author, speaker. Travels globally documenting indigenous cultures & social issues concerning the human condition.

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How happy are my feet to have completed the #Santiago de Compostela, walking 272 Km’s on the Santiago de Camino #Pilgrimage trail! I struggled with two hospital visits for bronchitis and blisters, but so many people had their challenges. We were all in this together. It was a journey filled with so much pain and so much love and laughter. I feel like a true pilgrim and this was an accomplishment I shall never forget. And neither will my feet. Just got my certificate. Now for the well deserved Albariño with my other wine pilgrims! #stjamesway #caminodesantiago #camino #winepilgrims


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The #wildflowers are absolutely electric on the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage #trail this time of year. #caminodesantiago #theway #stjamesway @natgeo


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A much deserved glass of #wine or three with #friends each night after walking about 30k’s a day on the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage trail. My poor feet are killing me! #caminodeSantiago #camino #theway #winepilgrims #unamas


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Getting the #credentials stamped on the Camino de Santiago and wearing the #shell that you see all #pilgrims wearing on their backpacks. I love the camaraderie. My feet are so killing me, but we’re all in this together, watching for one another. #caminodesantiago #camino


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If you lose your way on the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage trail in #Spain you can always find a lovely local to point you in the right direction. #Camino #caminodesantiago #theway #man @natgeocreative


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The lush #forest #landscape is a welcome reprieve from the glaring sun on the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage trail in #Spain. #Camino #caminodesantiago #theway @natgeocreative


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Buen #Camino! On the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage trail in #Spain, also known as St. James Way. The best part is the people you meet along the way, the stories you hear, the friendships you develop in this joined journey as everyone heads towards Santiago de Compostela. Everyone has their own personal reasons for doing this pilgrimage. #CaminodeSantiago


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Walking the Camino de Santiago trail and viewing the #castle in #Ponferrada, #Spain at night. #caminodesantiago #theway @natgeocreative


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I’m following the Camino de Santiago #pilgrimage trail, otherwise known as St.James Way in #Spain.It’s been around since medieval times, made famous by the movie “The Way.” It’s also a UNESCO world heritage site. I like a good pilgrimage, it’s good to walk thoughtfully and in the moment. And there’s a wonderful array of people to meet. Here on this hill #pilgrims leave a rock to symbolize unburdening, mine was given to me from a friend who survived the earthquake in Haiti. I hope to unburden myself of this lingering bronchitis, although the antibiotics seem to finally be kicking in! Just clocked in 17 miles, or 42,517 steps today. #CaminodeSantiago #theway @natgeocreative #stjamesway


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Beautiful old #church in #Astorga #Spain. On the Camino de Santiago. #Camino #caminodesantiago #theway @natgeocreative


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I am sidetracked while walking the Camino de #Santiago in #Spain. After being treated in #Astorga hospital for a bad case of bronchitis they want me to stay longer but I decide to forge ahead armed with antibiotics and an inhaler.
As I continue along on my #journey through ominous skies I realize that my whole life is a series of obstacles- and overcoming them.
You don’t always get to choose the #path of your #pilgrimage, sometimes it chooses you. #caminodesantiago #camino #theway


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The #camino de #Santiago #pilgrimage trail, Spain. A scallop shell is carried by most pilgrims as a sign of walking the Camino. #caminodesantiago #theway


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