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Camino journal: truckin’ on

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Camino journal: fine day and a fine albergue

  Monasterio was as good a spot as any for a rest day, I figured. I’d scored a private room for 10 Euro in this not-so-tiny town. Plus I have a few days to kill before I can arrive at my hotel in Merida for Semana Santa. Even at my snail’s pace, I have time. […]

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Camino journal: Looking up-and down-and up

  I’ve been pretty clear about how I wanted to approach this pilgrimage experience. I want to challenge myself, not kill myself. I am carrying intentions, for others and myself. I want to walk with God, because I have some things to figure out, and sometimes when you put yourself in a strange environment, you […]

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Camino journal: Inauspicious day #1

I was very worried about being able to walk 14 miles right out of the box on the first day of the the Via de la Plata camino. I was also a little worried about being able to follow the little yellow arrows through Seville and into the country, which is all any peregrino has […]

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Gaudi. Son of Barcelona

Gaudi, the most famous of the Modernistes, has left his architectural fingerprint throughout Barcelona. His major work, however, is the Sagrada Familia-the church of the Holy Family. That’s the towering drip sand castle with the weird gew-gaws you see in pictures of Barcelona. I will tell you that pictures do not do the place justice. […]

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