Galicia May Be the Place!

I’m walking this Camino with my eyes open for a place to live. With my mind and eyes open to the possibility of becoming an Expat.

Galicia is magical. The energy here is very strong.  I truly think this may be the place. The place I hang my hat and open my casa rurale.

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I have a need to give back to the Camino.  A need to help the pilgrims who travel the Way.

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A burning need to get back to Europe,  the land of my ancestors.  A need for a simpler life.  A need to live close to the land.

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A need that is unfulfilled living in Tucson, Arizona!

In August, I will look further in Galicia, on the Camino Ingles, for the perfect place.

20 responses to “Galicia May Be the Place!

  1. Oh Arlene, I love that idea. I have been trying to convince my husband that being an expat is okay and Panama or Spain would work great!. I am so happy for you. We’ll stay at your casa rurale. Love it!! So glad to hear from you!
    Lynda

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  2. Arlene,
    Looks like a wonderful area to place your hat and boots! When you feel the magic, you know it is right. So happy for you! Will miss you, yet will have a wonderful place to visit you. As you always say “Have magic in your life.”
    XO Tami

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  3. Congrats, Arlene! So exciting. Good luck with your search! Hugs! Julie

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  4. Good for you Arlene. I would miss you here but you should follow your heart.

    From the pictures it looks magical. You will have to tell me about it when you return.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Lynda,
    Finally at my age I am beginning to listen to my heart. U have had a need to be in Europe since I was a young girl, now I believe may be the time for the realization.
    Arlene

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  6. Tami,
    Ahh so true, one must have magic in the their life! Where would we be without it?
    Arlene

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  7. Julie,
    Yes exciting, but also quite the leap of faith, but I belueve I am ready.

    Arlene

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  8. Great photos Arlene!
    Good on you for chasing your dream – if anyone can do it you can!
    Greg

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    • Greg,
      you are a good friend! Great to have met you on the Bill Bennett Camino Portuguese Tour. Bring your family to stay in my casa whence its up and running, it will be great to see you then.
      Arlene

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  9. Elizabeth, we definitely will talk when I return. This has turned out to be quite magical and revealing for me. Can’t wait to share it with you.
    A

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  10. Very exciting! I look forward to hearing more as you pursue the idea.
    Clare

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  11. wow, tha is brave of you and sounds lovely. Buen Camino Arlene. Enjoying following your days.

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  12. Every best wish for the establishment of your casa rurale Arlene – the perfect opportunity is just around the corner for you. I’ll come and stay next year in the Fall.

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  13. Eh, Arlene, I’ll join the queue along with all the others. Just don’t forget to stock the white port!! 🙂 Britta

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  14. How wonderful Arlene, then I will have 2 expats in Galicia to visit. You might want to get in touch with my friend Tracy Saunders from The Little Fox House, she has this beautiful place that serves as a post camino retreat close to Vimianzo in A Coruna. http://www.thelittlefoxhouse.com You can also connect via facebook. Her street address is 15121 Lugar de Carantonya, (off the Camino). In case you have time now or later in August when you walk again, 981730-842 landline or mobile 686-315-328
    She will welcome you to stay with her for a few days (donativo) all you need is your compostela… or proof you walked, or just tell her I send you.

    Light and love Ingrid

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  15. Arlene,
    Like Don Quiote, you can dream the impossible dream, you can follow your star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far, but unlike Don Quixote, your dream does not have to be impossible or hopeless. Remember, like Walt Disney said, when you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, your dreams come true.

    I sincerely hope your dreams come true.

    Steve

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  16. Arlene,

    When the soul guides you – you cannot go wrong. I, too, found Galicia magical. My call to it was to write a story. The story gave itself to me as I trekked through the forests of Galicia – now I must sit and write it.
    I wish you all the best with fulfilling your dreams. Go for it!

    Hugs,
    Yasmin

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  17. ssyracuse@aol.com

    mamma mia…I feel the same way, amiga…totally……….if i can help with the plan….lemme know!!!!!!!! buen camino!!!!! luv sue

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  18. Loved the quote from The Man From LaMancha… and Disney — I can so see you selling in Arizona and moving to Europe to be doing something that gets you back to the earth, to nature, to doing what you truly love and enjoy……. people may stay longer at your casa if you were to give lessons and tours of your magnificent glass working as well…………you have so many talents to share with everyone Arlene!…. I am glad to call you friend!

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