IT’S A SMALL WORLD

It’s A Small World. Nepal to Ethiopia:

Traveling around the globe 2013 to 2020 was a magical time and there were more than a few times where I had an unexpected encounter with friends or acquaintances who I knew from places far away. Sadly, I don’t think it has occurred since Covid started. I am hoping today is the first of many …

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It’s A Small World-Uganda to the Camino to Nepal

IT’S A SMALL WORLD. The Camino has a magical way of connecting like minded souls: One of the nicest things about global traveling is chance meetings with the same people in two totally different places. Well this time it’s three chance meetings across 3 continents; Uganda, Spain, and Nepal: In October, 2019, walking on the …

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A Camino Christmas Small Miracle

A Merry Christmas friends and fellow Pilgrims.  A Christmas (Camino) small miracle from 2019: A few days before Christmas, Mika of Japan  and I  were walking in the Annapurna region of Nepal from Tadapani to Chomrong, on the Annapurna Sancturary Trek. We made it early and had lunch at a tea house enjoying the spectacular …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD: Kathmandu and The Camino de Santiago

A Camino moment. Tomorrow I start a long Camino to Santiago with a 30 day trek across Manaslu and Annapurna. Then to the west of Ireland to start a 3+ month walk from my ancestral home to Santiago, Spain. At the permit office in Kathmandu a smiling woman approached me, Silvia Martellotti from Italy, a …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD: Kathmandu and Vietnam

Another ‘It’s a small world’ encounter: Back in Kathmandu for one day after 30 days trekking. Walking along I see Jarrah and Joanna from Australia. We spent 2 days trekking together and one day mountain biking in Dalat, Vietnam in 2014. Enjoyed catching up over lunch on Freak Street which isn’t what it used to …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-The Camino to Nepal

December 2019 I experienced a bit of a Christmas (Camino) small miracle: A few days before Christmas Mika and I were walking in the Annapurna region of Nepal from Tadapani to Chommrong. We made it early and had lunch at a tea house but the vibes were bad. Without much thought, feeling cold we took …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Uganda to The Camino to Nepal

One of the nicest things about global traveling is chance meetings with the same people in two way different places. Well this time it’s 3 chance meetings across 3 continents; Uganda, Spain, and Nepal: October 2019, walking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I saw this Korean woman with 5 or 6 bright colored …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Uganda to The Camino

One of the nicest things about global traveling and The Camino is chance meetings with the same people in two totally different places: On the Camino Frances about a week or so ago I saw this Korean woman with 5 or 6 bright colored clothes walk by and with out thinking yell out “Hey Rainbow”. …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Camino to Ireland to Camino

Camino Frances to Ireland To Camino Portuguese: The Joy of meeting an old friend or previous Camino friend while walking The Camino. I’ve heard of this happening but never to me until today on my 65th day of my 2016 Camino from Le Puy en Velay, France to Santiago and on to Porto, Portugal. I …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Camino de Santiago to Kathmandu.

A Camino moment. March, 2018 Tomorrow I start a long Pilgrimage with a 30 day trek across Manaslu and Tsum Valley. At the  trekking permit office in Kathmandu a smiling woman approached me, Silvia Martellotti from Italy, a fellow hospitalero from Albergue Verde in Hospital de Orbigo, Spain. We met last July at Albergue Verde …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Vietnam to Nepal

April 2018. Back in Kathmandu for one day after 30 days trekking Manaslu and Tsum Valley. Walking along I see Jarrah and Joanna from Australia. We spent 2 days trekking together and one day mountain biking in Dalat, Vietnam in 2014. Enjoyed catching up over lunch on Freak Street which isn’t what it used to …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Columbia to Camino de Santiago

Columbia 2015 to Spain 2021 My French friends from Normandie are sailing to the Mediterranean for the summer. Our paths happened to merge in the coastal village of Muxia at the end of The Camino de Santiago as I was completing a pilgrimage. I first met Jean-Charles and Marie when we walked The Ciudad de …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Camino de Santiago to Panama

It has been 4 months since my last day on La Compestela de Santiago or known simply as The Camino,  finishing 51 days of walking in Valencia, Portugal just across the border from Tui, Spain. The Camino is a living spirit and it remains in my soul. I miss the nature, the rhythm of the …

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