Buses in South America

All things being equal I will quite often opt for the train as my preferred form of transport. It’s sometimes cheaper than flying but even when its not there’s a few aspect of it that I really enjoy. Train stations are usually centrally located and well connected to public transport. They don’t often get caught up in traffic, you get to enjoy the scenery and they offer more room than long distance buses.

Five books I read in preparation for my Camino walk in Spain

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When I'm travelling I usually I just jump into it head first. I'll arrive in a new country with little more than the knowledge I don’t need a visa prior to arrival at the border. It can be exciting figuring things out as you go. Sometimes you really need to do some research and plan out a few things. The Camino de Santiago falls into the latter category.

From their perspective: how a visit to a war museum in Saigon improved my client service skills

F-5 - War Remnants Museum, Saigon

In advertising, one of the first responsibilities a new account exec is given is maintaining the WIP document. "Always put the client's logo first, make sure our logo isn't any bigger than theirs" are a couple of the prescriptive directions given. The reason for this should seem self evident, to show you're putting them and their interests before your own. This, of course, is only a small thing but one of many small things that add up to demonstrate we've got our 'self orientation' in check.

Where next? Camino de Santiago

Camino training

Or more correctly the Camino Francés. This is the mostly popular of many routes starting all throughout Europe and converging on Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. It is the original (technically the only) pilgrimage and gained it's popularity in the Middle Ages. Pilgrims, or perigrinos in Spanish, travel to pay homage to Saint James who is beleived to be buried on the site now occupied by the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

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