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(Un)Bound, Together: A Journey to the End of the Earth (and Beyond)

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On the cusp of turning 50, and still rebounding from a dramatic and near-fatal tumble off a bridge, Amit Janco embarked on a walk across Spain, heading not only towards the end of the earth—but, hopefully, to regain a body freed of chronic pain. After the first week’s happy adventure with a mutt in tow and two donkeys hauling her belongings, all hopes of a peaceful ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 13th 2019 by Amit Janco
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Alan
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book by Amit Janco, and enjoyed it immensely. I found it very absorbing and read it in just a few intensive shots over consecutive afternoons. I won’t be surprised if this will go on to become a de rigueur piece for anyone planning or undertaking the Camino di Santiago, but it is much more than a travelogue. It is about healing, about invisible pain, and about varying kinds of relationships with our fellow human beings (and some animals too).
Liane Wakabayashi
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
In (Un)Bound, Amit Janco takes us with her on a pilgrimage to Spain's historic Camino, a thousand kilometer journey punctuated by stopovers in historic towns and encounters with charming locals. Reading (Un)Bound, you’ll know what gear to bring, what to wear on your body and your feet, which hostels to seek out and which to avoid for the bed bugs. You’ll be well prepared for the trail angels who offer candy and open their homes to pilgrims. You’ll know which picturesque towns to stop in and rest ...more
Gary Burns
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Far more than a “there I was with sore feet and a horizon “this is a story of how five seconds in Cambodia can turn “ones life” into pain fog, and questions but eventually leads to insight and revelation during the 500 mile Camino Santiago pilgrimage in Spain.3 Amit intricately details the physical journey itself-the roads, hostels, weather and fellow travellers but it’s her personal introspection that makes the book more than just a good read-each chapter she reveals a little more of herself ...more
Penelope Elfin
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(Un)bound Together review A story about one humans journey with adversity

I met Amit 2 years after her unfortunate accident in Cambodia and got to know her courage and determination to heal. and saw her gradually come to terms with what had happened.
So, on hearing her ambitious vision to walk the Camino, I was struck by the enormous task this would be. Here we are 6 years later, her adventure on the Camino done, many experiences and lessons learnt in the process and now this wonderful book
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Nancy Anello
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Un) Bound,
Together
A Journey to the end of the earth
(and Beyond)

There are moments that change the trajectory of one’s life, some dramatic and others less so. Falling off a bridge in Cambodia was one such life threatening moment in Amit’s life. Another moment was a chance encounter with Sue Kenney, who inspired Amit to make the medieval pilgrimage, Camino Santiago de Compostelo
In this memoir Amit tells her account of walking the Camino. Setting out on an adventure of healing, wanderlust,
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Renee Thorpe
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paced like a walk through repeating settings of darkness and light, this enormously personal account of a life lived bravely and adventurously, is no walk in the park. Little is held back from readers by author as she deals with pains she perceives to be invisible to the rest of the world.

Amit Janco tapes her trail out of massive physical injury by subjecting herself to the rigors of the Compostela as fall is turning to winter. But as she plods along with an unlikely squire at her side, puzzle
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James
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a copy hot off the press and was waiting with much anticipation to embark on what I knew would be a great read. On a personal level, I found that the theme involving how many of us may or may not have a hidden "disability" of our own is something that the book has inspired me to discuss with more and more people in my life, and the random strangers that I may encounter. This hit home on a personal level as a stutterer and in the relationships I have with veterans and ...more
Michelle
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unbound Together was a marvelous book, targeting a wide range of the reader’s emtions… exploring moments of suffering, hardship, relationships, and hilarity. Instead of experiencing the walk across the Camino through the eyes of Amit, you are right there walking beside her, smelling the fresh air and imagining the beautiful landscapes. Beautifully written and brutally honest, it’s an inspiring read for couch potatoes such as myself….it's time to buy a backpack and sensible shoes! I hope this is ...more
Robert Primavesi
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A tale of the innocence of childhood, the trauma of the past, the struggles of the present, all intertwined with a vision for a new future. A tale of struggle, of healing, of hope. At times serious, at times emotional and at times funny. But mostly extremely well written and entertaining. A captivating read. A journey of discovery from which we can all reflect on our blessings and learn to choose a better path forward.
Tracey Butterfill
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is a beautifully written and extremely moving memoir - much more than a memoir of walking the Camino de Santiago. It is a deeply personal and incredibly moving account of a terrible accident, hidden disability, recovery and healing. I highly recommend it.
Sonia Hazan
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed every word and every adventure! A very good read! Never give up...is one take away lesson...
Leanne
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated by the quality of the writing and the profound honesty of the writing. A book that will be enjoyed by adventurers, travellers, seekers of truth.... put it on your must read list!
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