Category Archives: Solo Travel

Westport wanderings: part two

Part two, the final portion of my trip to Westport, is detailed below.  In case you missed part one, you can catch it here. I was given a walking stick and a cardboard sign and instructed to hitchhike to Croagh … Continue reading

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Westport wanderings: part one

I’ve broken up this narrative of my trip into two separate entries for length’s sake; it turned out to be much longer and more detailed than I thought it would be when I started typing.  Part 1 today, part 2 … Continue reading

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The power of symbolism

I find life easiest when it’s compartmentalized.  That’s why I like New Year’s so much.  Not for the parties or the fanfare, but for the symbolic closing of a chapter and the idea that one can start completely fresh.

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Old man bars and being ‘the other’

Sitting in a dark corner of a very typical Spanish old man bar, I have the pleasure of observing the ebb and flow of daily life.  Seated at the bar, an old lady talks animatedly about politics and playfully gives … Continue reading

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Wheels up

Spent a very leisurely day around town; lunch at my favorite falafel place then some trusty retail therapy.  Wanted to get a new outfit or two for my trip to Madrid tomorrow.  My flight is at an inconvenient 6 am, … Continue reading

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