As promised, here is a post dedicated to the few adventures we've taken recently outside of Glasgow. We also took a trip to the amazing Cairngorms National Park last April, so you may see my post on that here. Firstly, the Scottish countryside is completely full of three things: 1) great natural beauty, 2) impressive … Continue reading Scottish adventures
This is quite a nice city! Having had several weeks to explore now, I still have yet to do most of the touristy things. It's a very large, yet very walkable city. Here's just a couple notes on what I have found thus far about Glasgow: Rain. All the time. Most days, it rains lightly … Continue reading Glasgow: a wee city overview
Bonjour mes amis! After a very amazing Camino de Santiago, a short London visit, what felt like a whirlwind two months in Colorado and California, and 38 hours in Iceland, I am now back in Europe! Sort of. Sadly I am not in France, I'm in Glasgow, Scotland for an undetermined amount of time. More … Continue reading Back to Europe…via Iceland!
What an adventure! After Day 7, Greg wasn't feeling very well, and so instead of walking from O Porrino to Redondela on Day 8, we took the train to Pontevedra, the next larger town after Redondela. The following day while G rested, I took the first train backwards to Redondela and walked the ~20 km … Continue reading Caminho Portugues: Days 8 – End
Day 4: Esposende to Viana do Castelo, 26 km (first 20 km on foot, last 6 km via taxi). That day was unfortunately hot and rather too inland for ocean views after the first 3 km. My ankle refused to cooperate by the time I hobbled into Chafe, so we called a taxi to reach … Continue reading Caminho Portugues: Days 4 – 7
After a delightful 1.5 days exploring Lisbon, G and I took the train to Porto to begin our 2nd camino journey! So far so good. Portugal is beautiful! I ate shellfish...and I liked it! First time for everything. We chose to do the coastal Camino because why not. Day 1: Porto to Matosinhos (via the … Continue reading Caminho Portugues: Days 1-3
Bonjour mes amis! Tomorrow I leave my lovely Gallic-Alsatian hideaway and head to Lisbon! I am very excited since a) I am feeling much better after my forced 2+ weeks of recuperation, b) I get to go to Lisbon, a city I have been wanting to visit for a long time, and c) Greg will … Continue reading Another 4-country day