Monthly Archives: January 2019

Camino Training Hike

Today’s training hike to the Cleveland National forest gave me an opportunity to hike for three hours and to fully evaluate my current backpack. Since the Camino hike will not require me carrying food, cooking, tent, sleeping equipment or significant … Continue reading

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Cuba Cars, Holguin, Cuba

With the help of a local, I quickly gained an appreciation for the amount of efforts the Cuban people go through to ride public transportation.  The horse and buggy are probably the most dependable.  In the pictures below the horse … Continue reading

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The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too

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A Visit to Bahia del Sol Restaurant, Holguin, Cuba

  The place is historic, the      

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The Cubano Fruit Stand

  I wanted fresh fruit so, for around a $6 cab ride in a 50’s something American car, I was taken to a local fruit stand.  The driver couldn’t have been more laid back.  For around $10 I took back … Continue reading

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The Cubano Lechon

Subject:  The Cubano Lechon aka Pig The Cubano lechon is a unique and grand centerpiece of any Cuban celebration.  Perhaps lamb or goat comes in second but, I’ve yet to try one.  To get it just right (the cooking part) … Continue reading

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The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too

Subject:  The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too In the U.S. some sort of see Mexico as perhaps being something like twenty years behind the U.S.  A visit to Cuba in 2019 left me pondering those assumptions about the Mexico … Continue reading

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My Camino hike day 1

St Jean Pied de Port (“Foot of the pass”) is a quiet, scenic Basque town founded in the 12th century. It is located at the base of the Pyrenees, on the French side, about 8 km / 5 mi from the … Continue reading

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Camino Frances Offline Maps

The goal to this short story is twofold. First is giving me a learning opportunity to use my new iPhone and Camino Frances app. purchased. Second an opportunity at a glance to see the start of the Camino on paper … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Know Before Hiking The Camino De Santiago

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Originally posted on hikeminded:
The following is a guest post which I wrote and which was published on  The Trek in 2016. It had around 1K shares and I think it’s still valid today. As I saw that the pictures have already…

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