Silvio Sirias

The Youth of Latin America Is Watching Trump

Author Silvio Sirias hears from his students in Panamá on the 2016 U.S. elections and the Trump phenomenon.

  • Apr 4, 2016
  • 9:33 AM

Finale: Lessons Learned on the Camino

Author Silvio Sirias reflects on his pilgrimage along Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

  • Mar 31, 2016
  • 10:40 AM

A Neverending Quest

“In our times, in this age of skepticism, the number of pilgrims who walk long distances to visit the apostle’s tomb is at its highest point ever.”

  • Mar 20, 2016
  • 10:40 AM

Shadows That Once Dwelled Along the Camino

Continuing his journey along Spain’s Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias profiles the life of Emilia Pardo Bazán, a lady of letters who introduced naturalism to Spanish literature.

  • Feb 27, 2016
  • 11:58 AM

A Light Born on the Camino

It was while studying at the monastery of San Xulián de Samos that an 18th-century monk discovered his life’s mission: to help rid Spain of its medieval frame of mind.

  • Jan 23, 2016
  • 1:45 PM

Signs Along the Way

Continuing his journey along Spain’s Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias tells the story of Don Elías Valiñas Sampedro and the yellow signs.

  • Dec 16, 2015
  • 9:19 AM

The Camino’s Most Enthusiastic Ambassador

Continuing along Spain’s Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias stops to reflect on how the journey changed the life of a modern-day literary giant.

  • Dec 6, 2015
  • 11:54 AM

A Legendary (and Literary) Publicity Stunt

Author Silvio Sirias crosses Órbigo bridge in León, Spain, where in 1434 a local knight undertook a quixotic challenge.

  • Nov 22, 2015
  • 11:55 AM

Dungeons Along the Camino

Continuing his journey along the Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias encounters the tale of Francisco de Quevedo, one of the greatest poets of Spain’s Golden Age.

  • Oct 27, 2015
  • 10:33 AM

In the Shadow of El Cid

Continuing along the Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias encounters the legend of El Cid in Burgos and ponders his legacy in the midst of current Spanish politics.

  • Oct 23, 2015
  • 11:00 AM

Stepping on History

With so much to take in along the Camino de Santiago, it’s easy to miss what’s right under our noses — and our feet.

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • 11:05 AM

A Camino Encounter

“You are what?!” I asked, not sure I had heard Pedro Pablo Pérez García correctly. “I’m a Banderillero lidiador,” he repeated.

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • 12:01 PM

Ernest Hemingway and the Camino

How Spain and the Camino helped launched the career of one of America’s most celebrated writers.

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • 9:36 AM

From History to Legend to Literature

A journey along the Camino de Santiago that features what many consider to be the birthplace of Western European epic literature

  • Sep 28, 2015
  • 10:17 AM

21st-Century Pilgrim

Author Silvio Sirias arrives in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the starting point of the Camino de Santiago, and learns about how the label “pilgrim” has changed in recent years

  • Sep 21, 2015
  • 9:35 AM

The Things I’ll Carry on the Camino

Author Silvio Sirias provides a rundown of the things he’ll carry on his 500-mile trek along the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain

  • Sep 19, 2015
  • 9:07 AM

When the Camino Calls

Author Silvio Sirias begins his journey along the Camino de Santiago, the famed pilgrimage route across northern Spain

  • Sep 15, 2015
  • 10:05 AM