Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho wrote about his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in southern France and northern Spain, entitled THE PILGRIMAGE. He discovers spiritual values in unexpected persons and places along the way, refining his way of seeing the ordinary. Then later he writes THE ALCHEMIST in which a man named Santiago makes a journey to find a treasure that HE eventually finds upon returning home. Here Coelho speaks to Krista Tippet on PBS.
Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage – The On Being Project