A Late Summer Update from Senor Guerenabarrena

Head of Modern Languages Roberto Guerenabarrena is still exploring the Iberian Peninsula during his sabbatical. Read his latest travel update and view photos from his trip.

Time doesn't march on, it flies!  June and July have flown. The first pilgrimage I did was the Camino Primitivo in April and it was so wonderful that now, I have decided to do the Camino Frances de Santiago de Compostela. This route starts in France and takes about 40 days to complete. In June, I crossed the Pyrenees from Saint Jean Pied de Port (France) to Pamplona.  Once there, I took a three-week break to travel to Cincinnati and to work again as a Question Leader for the College Board and the AP Spanish Language and Culture exams.  On my return to Spain, I traveled to the Picos de Europa where I climbed near to the top, 2,325 meters, Torre Horcados de Rojos, one of the highest mountains in Spain.  While there, I was able to visit the nearby Monastery of Saint Toribio De Liébana where they keep the largest known piece of the True Cross of Christ.  The last challenge that remains on my bucket list for this year is to return to Pamplona to continue the Camino Frances pilgrimage for two more weeks until I reach Burgos.  Hopefully, next year I can travel and finish my pilgrimage.


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