Nogales to Magdalena
And so there is this small town, Nogales.
It lies right on the American border.
And so there is this other town, Magdalena.
Sonora, Mexico, 60 miles further south.
Every year, on the 4th of October, there is a pilgrimage. You walk from Nogales to Magdalena with your manda - your wish, promise or hope for redemption. Once you reach Magdalena, the saint San Francisco will grant you help.
This story fascinates me. As someone who always wanders, for some reason I’ve let Nogales get the best of me. Let’s take it from here. Let’s once again find Magdalena.
Welcome to the pilgrimage.
(oh, and 4th of October is also the day where swedes officially celebrate the cinnamon bun. In case you don’t want to walk 60 miles but still feel the urge to do something meaningful, I mean)