Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Supernatural revelation or mere stunt? The small town of Medugorje in western Herzegovina is the focus for some extraordinary devotional antics, as Catholics flock to the mountain valley where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared.

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Pilgrim trails often powerfully shaped the travel patterns of yesteryear, and, as the feature above shows, traditional pilgrim routes appeal to modern travellers wanting to make a journey with a difference.

There are also new pilgrim destinations in Europe, reflecting new-found devotional tendencies.

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This article was published in hidden europe 17.