Traveller or Tourist

Traveller or Tourist?

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When I returned from my first prolonged period of travels – sixteen months backpacking around Latin America – I called myself a ‘traveller’, without really thinking about the term. Then a family member asked me the question, “Who is a traveller?” And I found myself trying to defend my new identity. However, it was a justifiable question. My partner (at …

Camino de Santiago i

Long Paces on the Road of Contemplation

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“What’s your reason for walking the camino?” asked the red head as her alluring Buddha smile and the rising sun made my acquaintance. We were climbing a gentle hill on an ancient Roman road; and Angelita from Sardinia, had just asked the question, that all new friends on the pilgrim road to Santiago ask each other. In the summer of …