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A Pilgrim on the Paris Way Mengjui from Taïwan

14 Juillet 2016, 08:27am

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A Chinese walker

At a pilgrims meeting before departure (Ph. J F F )

At a pilgrims meeting before departure (Ph. J F F )

Olivier is the Frenchman who has introduced us to Mengjui. They had met on the island of Shikoku in Japan on another pilgrimage…

 

Under 30, very tall, always smiling and a positive mind, that’s what Menjui,  a specialist of asian healing,  looks like. 

 

He is surprised to discover a hidden garden in the center of Paris, and, very open minded, he is ready to meet whoever gets in contact with him.

 

After a few days touring in the French capital, departure on June the 11th, from the St James Tower.

Olivier and Mengjui, near the St James Tower, Paris

Olivier and Mengjui, near the St James Tower, Paris

At the foot of the Notre-Dame cathedral, near the statue of Saint James, Olivier gives him his dearest belonging : his own scallop shell. Later he will cut a hazelnut branch for him to be used as a walking stick. 

A warm gift (Ph. Michel Cerdan)

A warm gift (Ph. Michel Cerdan)

Traditional pilgrims use wooden walking sticks (Ph. Michel Cerdan)

Traditional pilgrims use wooden walking sticks (Ph. Michel Cerdan)

Further down on the same day, Mengjui will take a picture of a bronze mark in the shape of a stylized shell. Pilgrims like such signs !

 

 

Happy Camino !

 

A few more miles and  the camino will lead him into provincial France… (Ph. Mengjui Shieih)

A few more miles and the camino will lead him into provincial France… (Ph. Mengjui Shieih)

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