Archives for June 2014

Other Side of the Peso Going on Hiatus

  This is the fifty-seventh post in “The Other Side of the Peso-Mexican Success Stories.” It’s also the last one for a while. The blog is going on indefinite hiatus so I can wrap up the novel that was “nearly finished” when the blog began a year ago. I will post periodic updates of the […] Read the full article…

End of the Camino

It’s 6:20 a.m. and I’m snug in my window seat as the Santiago-Madrid flight boards. Iberia Airlines is already bringing me back to reality, piping music in English. I’d rather listen in on the conversation of the men beside me, their Gallego accents strong and clear. I’ve got plenty of time to transition–3 flights over […] Read the full article…

Medical Relief

Due to limited time, no other photos in this blog post. Arrival in Santiago scheduled for Saturday. It’s a cold, overcast afternoon, just like every other afternoon since we reached Galicia four days ago. It’s rained daily, which accounts for the incredibly lush and verdant scenery. Paco, Gabriela and I are spending the night in […] Read the full article…

Community On the Camino

      After three and a half weeks on the Camino, the excitement of the first days has dissipated. On the meseta, where you can often see the road ahead for a kilometer or more, the trek and the heavy backpack weigh on you. After five or six hours, you feel more pack mule […] Read the full article…