NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN  

NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN  

Note From Rolf

Dear fellow traveler, whether you're an experienced nomad who has traversed the globe, or someone who is embarking on a journey for the very first time, it's easy to feel daunted by the task of planning your trip. 


I have created the following  PDF guides to accompany you on your adventures.

Regardless of your budget or preferred travel style, my guides have got you covered. From sumptuous luxury resorts to cozy, budget-friendly hostels, I've included a wide range of accommodation options and  the best places to indulge in the local cuisine, quench your thirst, and explore the hidden gems of your destination.


These guides are PDF Downloads that you can save to your device so that you will be able use when you have no internet connection, I highly recommend you save them to your device before leaving.

  Enjoy  your travels...

The Guides


There are 3 different guides. Camino Guides, City Guides and Country Guides.  Camino Guides focus on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Routes in Spain.



Most of the guides have clickable links, the City guides include Walking or Driving Tours and most all locations mentioned have a clickable Google Map link, so be sure you have the Google Maps app installed on your device.



NOTE: The PDF's may take a few seconds to download or open.

City Guides

Bangkok

This Guide Covers:
Bangkok - Thailand
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping

Lisbon

This Guide Covers:
Lisbon-  Portugal
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping


Madrid

This Guide Covers:
Madrid - Spain
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping

Kolkata

Kolkata Mini Guide by Rolf Magener
This Guide Covers:
Kolkata -  India
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping

Buenos Aires

This Guide Covers:
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping

Country Guides

South India

This Guide Covers:
Chennai
Coimbatore
Pondicherry
Kochi
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Yoga & Meditation

Thailand Beaches

This Guide Covers:
Beaches:
Hua Hin
Prachuap Khiri Kan
Islands:
KohChang - Bang Bao
KohWai
KohMac
Koh Samui
Koh Lanta
Koh Lippe
Koh Tao
On the way:
Chantanburi
Surat Thani
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants

Peru

Rolf Magener Trip Tips Peru
This Guide Covers:
Lima
Cuzco
Iquitos
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Southern Spain

This Guide Covers:
Malaga
Sevilla
Cadiz
Granada
Ronda
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Shopping

South Africa

Rolf Magener Trip Tips South Africa
This Guide Covers:
Johannesburg
Kruger National Park
Cape Town
Garden Route
Getting around
Hotels
Restaurants
Safaris

The Camino de Santiago Guides

Camino Frances

This Guide Covers:
Camino Frances
St Jean Pied du Port to Santiago in 33 Stages
Includes:
St Jean Pied  du Port
Roncesvalles
Pamplona
Logrono
Burgos
Leon
Sarria
Santiago de Compostela

Camino de Invierno

This Guide Covers:
Camino de Invierno
Ponferrada to Santiago in 10 Stages
Includes:
Ponferrada
Monforte de Lemos
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Ingles

This Guide Covers:
Camino Ingles
A Coruña to Santiago in 3 Stages
El Ferrol to Santiago in 4 Stages
Includes:        El Ferrol 
A Coruña        Pontedueme
Segude           Betanzos   
Santiago de Compostela                        

Camino Português Central - Porto

This Guide Covers:
Camino Portugues - Coastal Route
Porto to Santiago  in 12 Stages
Includes:
Porto
Ponte de Lima
Tui
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Português - Lisbon

This Guide Covers:
Camino Portugues - Lisbon 
Lisbon to Santiago via Porto in 20 Stages
Includes:
Lisbon
Tomar
Coimbra
Porto
Baiona
Vigo
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Português da Costa - Porto

This Guide Covers:
Camino Portugues - Coastal Route
Porto to Santiago  in 10 Stages
Includes:
Porto
Baiona
Vigo
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Finisterre

This Guide Covers:
Camino de Finisterre
Santiago to Finisterre or Muxia  in 3 Stages
Includes:
Santiago de Compostela
Finisterre
Muxia

Camino del Norte

This Guide Covers:
Camino del Norte
Irun to Santiago in 31 Stages
Includes:
Irun
San Sebastian
Bilbao
Santander

Gijon
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Primitivo

This Guide Covers:
Camino Primitivo
Oviedo to Santiago in 12 Stages
Includes:
Oviedo
Pola de Allende
Lugo
Santiago de Compostela

Via de la Plata

This Guide Covers:
Camino Via de la Plata
Seville to Santiago in 37 Stages
Includes:
Seville
Merida
Caceres
Salamanca
Zamora
Ouerense
Santiago de Compostela

Camino Sanabres

Camino Sanabres Guide
This Guide Covers:
Camino Sanabres
Seville to Santiago in 14 Stages
Includes:
Puebla de Sanabria
Ouerense
Santiago de Compostela

San Salvador

This Guide Covers:
Camino San Salvador
Oviedo to Leon in 5 Stages
Includes:
Oviedo
Leon

Camino Packing Guide


Two of the biggest mistakes people make when setting off on the Camino is overthinking and overpacking with what they will need for a long walk.

I myself was very guilty of this on my first Camino, this is why I am including a basic packing checklist as a guideline for you to follow so that you do not make the same mistake..
Weight is your biggest enemy when walking, if you don’t pay attention to how much you are carrying in your backpack sooner or later your back or feet will pay the price.

A good rule of thumb is that your pack should not weigh more than 10% of your body weight. If you stick to that rule you will definitely have a much more pleasant and easy walk. 


The Camino Videos

Camino Frances - Spain

This video is about: 
The Camino Francés (French Way), a summer walk on the most popular pilgrimage route in Spain.  Typically it takes at least four to five weeks to cover the 790 km long route from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.
Run Time: 1h 18 Min

Camino Frances - Spain

This video is about:
The Camino Francés (French Way), the most popular pilgrimage route in Spain, with deep-rooted historical tradition. Typically it takes at least four weeks to cover the 790 km long route from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela, allowing for a few days rest days along the way.
Run Time: 43.22 Min

Camino Portugues - Portugal

This video is about:
The Camino Portugues (Portuguese Way), a popular Camino de Santiago route. Typically it takes at least four weeks to cover the 675 km long route from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, allowing for a few days rest days along the way.
Run Time: 8 Min

Camino Portugues - Portugal

This video is about:
The Camino Portugues Central (Portuguese Central Way), a popular Camino de Santiago route. Typically it takes at least two weeks to cover the 260 km long route from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, allowing for a few days rest days along the way.
Run Time: 47 Min

Camino Primitivo - Spain

This video is about:
The Camino Primitivo is the original pilgrimage route in Spain.  Known to be one of the most difficult but picturesque pilgrimage walks. It takes about two weeks to cover the 320 km long route from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela.
Run Time: 33.22 Min

Camino Via de la Plata - Spain

This video is about:
The Camino Via de la Plata is a South to North pilgrimage route on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Known to be one of the longest  but most picturesque pilgrimage walks. It takes about six weeks to cover the 1007 km long route from Seville  to Santiago de Compostela.
Run Time: 1H.15 Min

Camino Sanabrés- Spain

This video is about:
The Camino Sanabrés pilgrimage route on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Is a variant of the Via de la Plata, known to be one of the longest  but most picturesque pilgrimage walks. It takes about 2 weeks to cover the 368 km long route from Granja de Morel  to Santiago de Compostela.
Run Time: 40 Min

Other Videos

Kurumatoli - India

This video is about: 
Kumortuli a traditional potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata, India. The city is renowned for its sculpting prowess. The Kumortuli sculpture-idols are made of biodegradable materials such as straw, clay, soil, and wood. Once painted, and dressed they gain a lifelike appearance.
Run Time: 6.04 Min


Grand Palace - Thailand

This video is about:
The Grand Palace which has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.The Grand Palace is currently partially open to the public as a museum, but it remains a working palace, with several royal offices still situated inside.
Run Time: 21.04 Min

Overland Magazine


You will find some useful travel information and inspiration in the articles written by some world class writers.

Asia

This Issue Covers:
Tibet: A photo essay
China to Kyrgyzstan:
Adventure in the Pamirs 
Eating China:
A culinary tour
Travel Tips:
How to stay safe
Beijing and Shanghai Guide

South America

This Issue Covers:
Amazon: A photo essay
Argentina: The land of many lands
Peru: Discovering the hidden treasures of Peru
Top Ten: Top destinations in South America
My Malaria: Suffering & Surviving Malaria
Atacama High: A High End Trip into the Chilean Desert

Africa

This Issue Covers:
Mozambique: Mozambique rediscovered
Ethiopia: A photo essay
Morocco: Morocco sans Marrakech
Safari: Gorillas in the mist
South Africa: All roads lead to Constantia

Silk Road

This Issue Covers:
Marco Polos Road: A photo essay
Architecture of the Silk Road
Xian:
A Feast For Eyes & Palate 
Top Ten:
Top destinations of the Silk Road
Silk Road Memories:
Essay

About Rolf


    Rolf Magener, originally from South Africa, is a passionate globetrotter who, for the past 18 years, has undertaken a continuous journey across the world. His travels have taken him to more than 120 countries and all seven continents.


  He thrives on seeking adventure in the most remote corners of the planet, whether it's navigating the Amazon River, exploring Antarctica, or embarking on 13 reflective pilgrimages along the Caminos de Santiago in Spain within the last three years.


   In addition to his adventurous pursuits, Rolf dedicates substantial periods to silent meditation in secluded monasteries and devotes his time to volunteering at places like Mother Teresa's in Calcutta.


   When he's not globe-trotting for adventure, Rolf is out and about sharing his expertise speaking at conferences and by consulting with companies and individuals on business development strategies. With a track record of founding multiple successful businesses and over 9 books he has dedicated more than 25 years to studying and sharing the success mindset.


    He has developed several training systems that distill his extensive knowledge. These systems are specifically designed to guide individuals towards their "true north" and assist them in achieving their ultimate "dream life."

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