Hi, we are Marko and Ana, students of architecture and adventurers from Serbia.We've been travelling together for almost four years now, every summer holiday further and further away from home, dreaming that the Travel will become our style of living when we graduate from university.
Last December my husband had a serious leg injury during one of his trainings and was tied to bed for six months.We've always wanted to go hiking Camino de Santiago (Road to Santiago), a ancient pilgrim road across Spain which ends on the shores of Atlantic ocean in Portugal - that was kind of the Holy Grail to us, the ultimate test of our endurance, mutual trust and strenght of our relationship - and since it was pilgrimage on foot our dream of walking it came to a halt.
This period was really harsh on us, especially on my husband, natural nomad and free spirit.Bedridden, he was forced to suspend his studies and stop teaching aikido in his dojo and, as he can't take care of himself, I also had to partially neglect my own studies to take care of him which caused a lot of depression and guilt between us.
In spite of all we decided that we want to fulfill our dream of walking Camino no matter what, when he gets better.Doctors say he will be well enough to do it until next summer and we are already excitedly preparing everything for the trip.
The main problem is how to get from Belgrade to the village of St Jean Pied de Port in France where the pilgrimage starts, and when we finish back to Serbia.We are students, so the money is tight and the plane to Paris + train to St Jean + plane from Santiago de Compostela to Belgrade is almost 3 times more expensive than all the food and equipment we will take with us.We have some savings that can cover the cost of food, equipment and medicine we need, but leaving no funds for the transport to and back from Spain.
My husband and I would be immeasurably grateful to all who choose to help us, even a bit, because of great importance this adventure has for both of us and our future lives.To help us get the word out, you can share our link to your Facebook timeline or any other social media you use.
Thank you for your support!