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A Religious Celebration: Theophany in Chania, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Greek Orthodox church is the prevailing religion in Greece and holy days are no small matter. While…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 47: Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela!!!

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013

It was a 20 kilometer walk to Santiago. We were lucky that the rain didn’t start until several hours into our journey. As the kilometers…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 15: Ciruena to Redecilla

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013

I am having some trouble sleeping. After four or five hours of sleep I am generally awake again and ready to go. But that means it’s usually 3 am. So I wait to get up until the sun…

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Camino de Santiago, Day 9: Lorca to Los Arcos

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013

This was a long day we didn’t exactly plan for. I was especially tired this morning for no obvious reason. Dragging right out of the gate. Our goal was to get to Villamayor de Monjardin…

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The Beatitudes of the Pilgrim: Camino de Santiago

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We visited the Church of St. Stephen which is on the camino in the tiny village (eight houses) of Zabaldika. We were given a paper in the church with this text. I don’t know it’s origin…

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Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) , Barcelona, Spain

Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2013

I’d been to La Sagrada Familia in 2010 on a very bad blind date, which is a whole story unto itself that I shall not go into as I don’t like to make readers cry. In any case, I didn’t go inside that time but spent the time outside…

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Celebrating Easter in Merida, Mexico

Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013

Surprisingly, I have not seen one Easter bunny, Easter egg, or basket of treats in the whole month of March here in Mexico. It seems that in Mexico, Easter has retained it’s religious meaning. The whole week preceding…

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