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By Guy Thatcher

Man Thatcher walked the Camino de Santiago, an historic pilgrimage course, hoping to find the cause of the compulsion that drove him there. What he stumbled on as an alternative used to be the undying land of northern Spain, attractiveness, silence, mountains and plains, rain and constant sunlight, snow in may well, heartbreaking climbs, fatigue, and harm; pleasant and inviting humans, new friendships, depression, transcendental pleasure, start and loss of life, and churros con chocolate. He got here away with a renewal of his trust within the notable goodness of standard humans from around the world as they shared a unprecedented trip.
Join man Thatcher as he stocks his days and his reports at the camino with you.

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James is said to be buried3, and his tomb and shrine has been a major site for Christians. It is not clear to me why I am doing this, except that I feel a compulsion to make this journey. I do not think that I am religious, so this is not a “pilgrimage” for me, although I hope that the journey will have spiritual overtones. I do not, however, expect that this will be Shirley McLean’s camino. I intended from the start to walk it alone. I would do it either in the spring, mid-April and May, or in the fall, September to mid-October.

Some of the stores have security guards, who look much like those at home--police wannabes, except these carry large and conspicuous truncheons on their belts. At 2000 hours, I decide to eat dinner and go into an elegant restaurant, the Iruña,10 on one edge of the square. It turns out that Hemingway wrote about this very restaurant in The Sun Also Rises, which he wrote here in 1926. ” The walls are the same stamped tin as the ceiling tile that we have from the old doomed Daly Building. This place predates the turn of the past century, noisy but with great ambience: one huge room, about sixty by forty feet, a twenty-foot ceiling, ornate columns on a twenty by ten grid, large, ornate chandeliers.

Anything “a la Romana” is breaded and deep-fried. This is good to know. Tortillas are potato pancakes here, unlike in North America, where they are made from cornmeal. This is also good to know. I have a small wedge--a “pincho”--of a tortilla. It is not great--and José assures me that they will be better in the villages on the camino. I sure hope so. , then another four years at a college in Iowa. His wife is from Idaho, so that is where they and their three children spend their summer vacations.

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