Day 26. Mérida to Aljucén (17.5 km)

Breakfast with my prodigal friends, Rosa and Palitos. Walk past the always-impressive aquaduct. Onto the highway out of town and to the Roman dam at Proserpina. The day was overcast and good for walking. I felt good in this familiar ground – this is my third year in a row that I’ve walked this stage.…

Day 25. Medellín to Mérida (53 km by bus)

Picking up the saga from yesterday’s uncertainty about how to get out of town, it seemed to me that walking might be best way after all! However M had to get to Mérida today. The morning action was centered at the Bar Paco Yuma, across the street from the unmarked spot where the bus supposedly…