Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 222 On the Go...

Only a second here on a computer this evening...

Passing through Santa Fe de Antioquia was a pleasure - though it's about the same age and general history, I'm still surprised to see how similar it is to Santa Fe, New Mexico... the Plaza Mayor surrounded by two-story wood-framed thick-walled adobe buildings, park filled with local artesans selling their crafts, artist studios, restaurants galore, tourists abound.  Fascinating.

This part of Colombia has proven to be pretty comfortable pilgrim land.  Medellin is a clean and tidy city, modern and bustling, like Lima, and very livable.  I chanced to meet a family man who invited me to his daughter´s highschool graduation party at the house.  I accepted, of course, and enjoyed an afternoon's minivacation from the pilgrimage in such comfortable surroundings with pleasant conversation with the various guests.  Despite the temptation to stay the night in great comfort, I moved on instead to the convent of Franciscan nuns in Medellin in order to get critical information regarding the location of their missions in the Darian Gap.  Onwards, now, toward the thick of the jungle, three more days until I encounter the last town (or maybe four days) and then footpaths to the unmapped tribal villages.  Stay tuned.  I'll try to blog once again before I'm totally off the grid, but expect at least a week to ten days before I pop up somewhere in Panama.  A solid plan.

gotta run!

9 comments:

ksam said...

Happy to see you so far along now. Peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Take care in the Darien gap - but you will. A hammock may be useful if you take a wild route - it'll keep you off the forest floor...

John

Sheila Phelan Wright said...

May all good things be with you on this part of your journey. It's a miracle so far, and expect it will continue to be so. We're with you. Pleace and hugs Sheila

MermaidLilli said...

So good to catch up with your wonderings. Walking through Colombia sounds fantastic.

Amy R said...

Hello and so nice to read your newest post.

The Solitary Walker said...

Take care, and may each day be as memorable as the last.

Amy R said...

Wellllll, it's 18 days! Hope all is well and that Panama is great!

Anonymous said...

Anne,especially today, Mother's Day, I'm sure the Virgin Mary is looking after you. Lotsa love and luck through the Gap...Hope you'll find a town named Colorado...many in the Centennial State are awed by your progress and proud of you, the peerless pilgrim.

Andrea

Sheila Phelan Wright said...


Thinking of you and hope whatever route you are on is safe and manageable. Hope to hear from you soon.