Cathy's Travel Stories

The 10 Coolest Experiences I Had in 2018

Last New Year’s, I was freezing in a cold Irish hostel. This year, I am enjoying the tropical heat of Sri Lanka. It has been an astounding year of experiences …
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Camino de Santiago: Days 37 and 38

Santiago—Negreira       12 miles     4 November 2017 My last look at Santiago as I began my final stretch Santiago was not to be my final stop. I …
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Jyrgalan…The Phoenix of Kyrgyzstan

Jyrgalan is the most eastern village in Kyrgyzstan. It is in the mountains at about an altitude of 2260 meters (7400 feet).As I mentioned in a previous post, Jyrgalan is …
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Robert, the Dog Optometrist

On April 14, it was time I said a farewell to the Outer Hebrides. I decided to take an early morning ferry from Berneray Island to the Isle of Harris …
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Fiber: Chapter 5: Translating Tom Sawyer

I made another excursion to the Sunday market in Acora where the Alpaca ladies sell their fiber. I had practiced some since last week and I wanted to buy some …
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Nuevos Soles for New Soles*

The title is a play on words: The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol. I have a pair of sandals that I have had about 10 years and I love …
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