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The peace surrounding Santuario La Foresta and overcast conditions deceive my sense of time. I feel rejuvenated before our quest on the Way of St Francis continues. When we start walking, it’s already well past midday. Time is not a factor because we’ve completed well...

13 September 2017, Piediluco at about 15:00. We have a clear view across Lago Piediluco towards Labro and some serious mountains in the background. [caption id="attachment_16470" align="alignright" width="380"] The narrow medieval streets of Piediluco (Photo: © Henri Craemer)[/caption] With our chores behind us, Niels goes his way...

It’s 09:38 on 9/11 (for the Americans remembered) of 2017. We've just crossed the Ponte delle Torri Aqueduct illegally under the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. Niels has already left. There is also no one waiting to arrest us after we made our forbidden crossing....

7 September 2017, around 11:00. After our wanderings through the Basilica di San Francesco, Niels and I sit on the piazza looking at the cathedral and the piazza framed by arches. “This scene reminds me of Assassin’s Creed,” he says. “What?” I know the game, but the...

It’s 17:32 of 6 September 2017 on my hike with Niels Troost on the Way of St Francis. Walking through the St Giacomo Gate into the older part of Assisi, we pass under an arched crossing. It doesn’t matter how tired I feel, I still...