Me Time

Yes, I need time to restore my organization.

This winter/spring I am on a six month sabbatical in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It is a beautiful Colonial “silver city,” a mile high in the desert. It’s been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Conde Nast readers ranked it as their #1 city in the world in 2013. It has great light, a vibrant arts scene, and lots of interesting characters.

In April and May of 2012, I walked the Camino from the border of France to Santiago, and finally the world’s end, Finisterre. Walking the Camino was not a religious act for me, but a spiritual one.  I love being outdoors, walking in nature, passing through historic communities, and enjoying an ancient way.  It was simple, renewing, and profoundly enlivening. I wrote about the experience for

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6 Responses to “Me Time”

  1. kathi rodrigues March 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hi Jay. I was in Ronda a couple of years ago. I am curious if you are trecking, similar to your Scotland trip. Is it possible to hike village to village in Andalusia?

  2. Hi Jay. You already piqued my interest in the stories you’ve shared on “Jay’s Travels.” Now that I see the photo, even more so. Me time is important. Even more important, where do I get such a hat?

  3. Wow Jay – fantastico! How long will the walk take overall? I’d love to do this walk someday myself :) R

  4. People walk all different lengths, from months to weeks to days. 60 miles is the minimum to receive a compostela from the Cathedral in Santiago. Many allow 4 to 6 weeks to do the 500 miles from the border with France. Others go for just a week or two. In France I met a man walking from Brussels to Santiago, and back!

  5. Totally inspiring! You lead such a good life.
    As always, enjoyed your whole e-bulletin.