Tag archive for South Africa

Reflecting on Friends

I finally joined the new century and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone a few weeks ago.  My dumb phone is feeling quite lonely tucked away in my office drawer.  My new wonderphone has an integrated calendar that lets me know about friend’s birthdays.  There…

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There is never a sense of loneliness

Had a big dinner with Alberto (Spain), Zenira (Brazil), Lou (Vermont), Courtney (Australia), Melinda/Annette (South Africa), and Mikkel (Denmark). There is a tremendous sense of community throughout the Camino. Everyone is always welcome at any table. Each person has some form of nagging pain, yet…

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Pablo Picasso’s Dreams

Stayed in a tiny town last night and had a bit of an unpleasant experience. I stayed in a parish Albergue which means there is a shared dinner and the night is free (donation optional). There were 16 bunks in a very small room. Because…

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Day 3: What are the Chances?

This has been absolutely astounding and it is only day three. The first day was 27KM, yesterday was 40KM, and today was 27KM. I am on schedule to finish on the 13th of October. I fly home on the 15th. The Hostels have been great….

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