La sécurité sociale de France! I normally write about traveling adventures, but I also have written about my foreign experiences and interactions which don't necessarily fall into the travel category. So today, you'll get to read about my experience of having surgery in France. First of all, as a language assistant in France, I have been gifted … Continue reading Surgery abroad
And it continues... Day 9: Gernika to Larrabetzu, 17 km. Some folks do the whole 30 km between Gernika and Bilbao in a day. But we've been going slowly, and felt no need to push it. This was a nice stretch through more rolling Basque country...though sadly lacking in places to stop for food and … Continue reading Camino del Norte: Days 9 – 10, Bilbao
Hola amigos! We have delved deeper into Basque Country, and I have now mastered exactly one phrase in Basque: "eskarrig asko" which means "thank you." Here's the scoop.... Day 4: Orio to Zumaia, 16.8 km. We stayed in a 400+ year old monastery, San Jose. It had a beautiful garden and I got to eavesdrop on … Continue reading Camino del Norte: Days 4 – 8
Hola! I am writing this blog post from the bucolic albergue above the town of Orio. This is my current view: So far so good! We are not moving as fast as I'd like because apparently I am out of "hill-walking" shape. Oops. Nothing like walking over mountains with a heavy pack to get in … Continue reading Camino del Norte: Days 1 – 3
Bonjour from Tel Aviv (still). I said I'd write something about my experience teaching English in France and I will...I didn't win "Most Dependable" in the 6th grade pop polls for nothing! So here's a very little bit: Summary of TAPIF from my perspective...teaching is very difficult, and I am very happy I got to live in … Continue reading TAPIF wrap-up and travel reflections
Shalom from Tel Aviv! I finished TAPIF! It was a mixed experience, more on that in another post. My 20 hours in Lyon was just an incredible bonus tacked on to the beginning of my trip to Israel. I found a cheap and direct Transavia flight to Tel Aviv from Lyon, so why not! It … Continue reading Lyon on a sunny afternoon
When trying to come up with a clever title for this post about my trip to Scotland, I thought of this "Great Scott" business, but I wasn't 100% sure what it actually means. So I asked the internet. I guess it is appropriate as a title here. The very best part about this particular trip … Continue reading Great Scott!