Taking Steps Towards Wholeness With Green Beautiful Foundation Walks for Endangered Borneo


The Camino provides us many gifts and is a powerful connector in bringing people together from around the world sharing their passion for pilgrimage and their life purposes that inspire, heal and transform us all. It is a very special pleasure of mine to share with you Green Beautiful Foundation and their CAMINO JOURNEYS taking place right now with Sharon Bele-Verdy, Muriel Wattinne, and Agosto Tarantino who are making their way together with pilgrims in the Camino from Sarria to Santiago and on to Finisterre – Having begun in St. Jean Pied De Port they continue together with pilgrims in Galicia Along The Way! Please join us online and on the Camino – Bo Camiño!!!

Sarria, Spain – November 8, 2015 – Sometimes all it takes for positive change is to simply put one foot in front of the other…

From November 8th to the 22nd 2015, the Green Beautiful Foundation is leading Rise & Walk Camino in northern Spain from Sarria to Finisterre via Santiago de Compostella. The Green Beautiful team is currently in Spain on the Camino trail preparing for this global environmental awareness walk.

The aim is to increase awareness about the rampant deforestation of tropical forests all over the world, particularly in Borneo that are being devastatingly logged. The Dayaks, the indigenous inhabitants of Borneo, as well as orangutans and other native species are losing their habitat…forever! We all risk losing these beautiful, rare and priceless species and peoples.

Company/Organization Information:
The Green Beautiful Foundation is a gathering of people who seek positive change and protection for the fragile and endangered areas of the Earth. Every year they organize walks globally to raise awareness and funds for various initiatives. Their current focus is the forests, orangutans and indigenous Dayak tribes of Borneo where we have purchased land to preserve this sacred area.

Foundation´s Mission – ´Preserving the endangered environments of our green, beautiful planet.´

For more information please visit: http://www.greenbeautifulfoundation.com (has MULTIPLE language options on main page bottom left for you to read in any language) and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenBeautifulFoundation/?fref=ts

Contact Information:
Green Beautiful Foundation
Founder & Executive Director: Sharon Bele-Verdy
PO Box 380
Brunswick Heads
New South Wales 2483

ACN: 604 087 792
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A very special thank you to Sue Kenney for connecting me with Sharon Bele-Verdy and Green Beautiful Foundation. For more information about Sue Kenney please visit: http://www.suekenney.com


Camino Celebrations – Fairway Forum Del Camino De Santiago 2015

It was an honor and a pleasure to be asked to speak at the Fairway Forum Del Camino De Santiago October 15 – 18, 2015. It was wonderful to share in a special experience with fellow pilgrims and camino enthusiasts. Inspiring stories and exciting camino projects shared by all who presented, participated and attended. The Camino Spirit continues to spread its magic wings and touch all in its path! A very special thank you to Fairway Forum for inviting me and to my parents Raymond and Beverly Beuligmann who traveled from the USA – through Germany, France and across Spain making a Camino by plane, car, bus and train to share in this special Camino Conference with me. I am forever grateful to my family, friends and fellow pilgrims who have made my Camino Pilgrimage possible a JOURNEY that continues!!!!


October 15, 2015
11:00 AM
Panel Afterway
Susan Mann, Writer

Unscripted Journey – Our Collective Camino is the first book of this type of collaboration uniting voices of more than 45 authors from 13 countries around the world who share a passion, love and the pilgrim spirit that is the real heart of the Camino. Inspired by the desire to Susan to work to publicize the experience unique and inimitable, each pilgrim. Susan also explained in Santiago the launch of “El Camino del vino” (Wine Tasting Along The Way), a program to promote travel inspired by the personal experiences of Susan on the road with the aim to promote and share the Way, Galicia, Spain and connections worldwide through the discovery and enjoyment of food and wine.

For more information please visit: http://www.FairwaySantiago.com

Modern Day Renaissance Man Cándido Pazos Shares Códice Calixtino!

Modern Day Renaissance Man Cándido Pazos López shares his latest work of art – Presentación del Libro Códice Calixtino El Corte Inglés A Coruña. The last presentation in a series of special events recognizing this incredible work of art celebrating the history, tradition and culture of the Camino.  You will be amazed and in awe of this literary achievement a true “Jewel” sharing the passion for pilgrimage and the ancient history of the Camino. José Manuel Blanco Aldarix – Dirección De Comunicación y Relaciones Externas El Corte Inglés – Hipercor, S.A. made the formal presentation to the public with Cándido Pazos López the author and special guest José Antonio Ortigueira Arcipreste de la Dióceses en Santiago de Compostela.

It is a very special honor and privilege to have Cándido Pazos sharing in Our Collective Camino (working title) the first collaborative collection of Camino Authors from around the world representing 13 countries who have contributed their unique pilgrimage perspective through their special chapters that will be combined together making a wonderful ANTHOLOGY to help encourage, inspire and invite others from around the world to make their own camino journeys of discovery.

Muchas gracias Cándido Pazos for including me in this very special event and for sharing in our writing journey working collaboratively together with others using our gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.

Presentación del Libro Códice Calixtino El Corte Inglés de Vigo

Cándido Pazos López – A True Renaissance Man In Our Modern Age

A very special event with a truly inspiring man and his latest amazing artistic writing creation. An incredible life journey sharing his passion for the camino, art, architecture, sculpture, writing, and wine. It seems there is nothing that this modern day RENAISSANCE MAN Cándido Pazos López hasn´t done. His life´s work has been one passion project after another that touches all who are blessed to meet him and experience his incredible creations.

His latest masterpiece is the Códice Calixtino en los Caminos a Santiago Second Edition –  Shares the history, culture, and ancient tradition of all the Camino Routes to Santiago de Compostela.  All penned in his own hand you will be amazed and in awe of this beautiful piece of art. A true JEWEL and lasting gift of the CAMINO!

It was a pleasure to be invited to the Presentación del Libro Códice Calixtino El Corte Inglés de Vigo where José Manuel Blanco Aldarix – Dirección De Comunicación y Relaciones Externas El Corte Inglés – Hipercor, S.A. made the formal presentation to the public with Cándido Pazos López the author.

Muchísimas gracias Cándido Pazos López for your generous gift of such a special artistic creation and I will treasure it always as I do our friendship. Bo Camiño!

Camino Connections Continue – Germany & Spain

Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos – Santiago De Compostela

It has been a busy summer on the Camino and Santiago is welcoming pilgrims from around the world reaching record numbers arriving in a day. New Camino Connections Continue with the arrival of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, to experience a little of the camino spirit with the President of Spain Mariano Rajoy and other special guests.

It was a very busy 24 hours with many special activities one of special note related to historic pilgrim experiences was the signing of the official Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos Guest Book. With the Parador being known as the oldest hotel in the world with its historic origin as a hospital taking care of the pilgrims upon their arrival it was most appropriate that the Parador was the meeting place for the official press conference and camino activities. A new beginning of country alliances and relations helping for the continued experience and growth of this important and historical pilgrimage.

Photograph: Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany, Julio Castro Marcote – Director Parador Santiago, Manuel Quintanar – Subdirector Parador Santiago, and Antonio Lois – Adjunto a Dirección Parador Santiago.

Photography by: Susan Mann ©

El Camino Del Vino – Los Corchos Prepares For Vendimia

We waited a long time for summer to arrive in Galicia and now it seems that soon it will be over as we are almost halfway through August… The Bodegueros – winemakers – will be paying extra close attention to Las Viñas – As VIDES – The Vines as they begin to make preparations for the special and important work of VENDIMIA – Wine HARVEST!  So it is countdown for Bo Camiño TASTE IT! and El Camino Del Vino as the friends of Los Corchos – “wine lovers” – await this very special celebration in the fields and for us it will be the Ancient Roman Vineyards of Ribeira Sacra – so looking forward to it. Another 4 year dream coming to life 🙂

A very special thank you to German Limeres for the wonderful ancient photo of TESOROS – to include in the poster and for your beautiful Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Logo sure makes blogging a whole lot more fun! For more information please visit: http://www.gastrofotographia.com



O Batuxo Belesar Restaurante, Via Romana Bodega – Bo Camiño TASTE IT Joins In The FUN!

Summer Fun Continues with O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant Wine Tasting & Music Series – Have fun joining us as we enjoy a little Catas de Vino with Via Romana Bodega and some great music of Colectivo Bomba – Muchas Gracias Marcus and O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant for letting us join in some of the Summer FUN in Belesar and Chantada – a perfect way to celebrate this weekend!

For more information please visit: http://www.obatuxobelesar.com,  and http://www.viaromana.es


A very special thank you to both German Limeres for the beautiful Fotocall backdrop picture http://www.gastrofotografia.com and to Dean Wright of Logo Love Design Agency for your fantastic El Camino Del Vino Logo and Advertising http://www.logo-love.com – Muchisimas Gracias 🙂