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My flight from the US departed Denver, Colorado on 29 September and arrived in Madrid on 30 September. After a day of siteseeing, I boarded the night train to Barcelona where I spent a couple days being a tourist. Then it was off to Toulouse to start my hike of the Camino de Santiago or as it is called in French, Le Chemin de St-Jacques. After completing this magnificent journey, I returned to Madrid and saw more of that city. I also took the opportunity to jump on the high speed AVE train and daytrip Cordoba and Sevilla.
I want to thank everyone for their interest in this trip and their well wishes. Although not the solitary experience I had on the Appalachian Trail, nonetheless, I spent a large amount of time alone or in the company of others communicating in non-native languages, and I really looked forward to being able to share these experiences when I returned home.