On arrival in Madrid I caught a bus to Hotel Senator Barajas for what I expect to be my only comfortable night's sleep for the next month. After the sleep deprivation common to air travel, I practically fell into a coma the moment I hit the sheets. But not before I had time to drop the first instalment of my video journal. https://youtu.be/bppq4lTiLZ0
View from Hotel Barajas
This morning I am back at Madrid airport at a cafe awaiting my bus to Pamplona. It's a good feeling to be able to just sit, pray Lauds and relax for a few moments to collect my thoughts.
A moment alone
It has only just dawned on me that this is the first time I have travelled internationally on my own. While I look forward to seeing the boys this afternoon, I must admit I have enjoyed the feeling of independence in solo travel. Being alone for a while in a foreign place with hardly a basic understanding of the language has provided an atmosphere of reflection, allowing me to prepare mentally and spiritually for the journey that lies ahead. I am truly blessed.
On route to Pamplona
Hasta pronto amigos.