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.
Finale: Lessons Learned on the Camino
Author Silvio Sirias reflects on his pilgrimage along Spain’s Camino de Santiago.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ernest Hemingway and the Camino
How Spain and the Camino helped launched the career of one of America’s most celebrated writers.
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
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
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
When the Camino Calls
Author Silvio Sirias begins his journey along the Camino de Santiago, the famed pilgrimage route across northern Spain