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!
Here are some photos of my time in Sudtirol (South Tyrol), Verena's home region. It's Italy, but it didn't feel Italian. In fact, this was my 2nd trip to Italy and I still have yet to visit the major tourist areas (Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terra, etc.). Photos from the valley where she grew up: … Continue reading Sudtirol
Voila, encore les vacances! Well, we've been working for 6 weeks now, so it's time for some more vacation. I started off by driving with my friend, Verena, one of my Moroccan adventure co-conspirators, from Strasbourg back to her hometown of Goldrain, Italy. It is in the German-speaking part of Italy (much to my surprise … Continue reading Bavarian-Tyrolean Roadtrip