Day 12. Aljucén to Alcuescar (19 km)

Sorry, but I can’t give much of an update. Yesterday is largely gone from my mind. The walk was good but not memorable. Here are some photos. Tonight I am sharing a room with my 3 Camino buddies – 3 men who are 64 years old (Spaniard N), 65 (German R), and 70 (English) and…

Mexico City

Mexico City is an “alpha global city”, according to Wikipedia. Nine million people in the city proper, 21 million in the metropolitan area. It is huge and teeming with traffic. The traffic was slow but surprisingly organized and without honking mayhem. Those millions of people are moving about the city, using modern public transport, shopping,…

And finally, Madrid

We arrived in Madrid in the pouring rain, but the next day was a sunny spring Sunday. Madrileños and tourists were outside in the thousands – strolling in the parks, shopping, and above all, eating and drinking in the cafés and bars. I recommend a visit to the Mercado de San Miguel for a snack.…

Cádiz

When we got back from the Tangier trip we found there was a bus to Cadiz that evening, arriving at 10:30 pm. I was able to reserve accommodation there, so off we went! Cadiz is almost surrounded by water and has an interesting history as a port city back to the time of the Phoenicians.