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
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
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!
As I was saying, Laila, our train compartment-mate on our long trip to Fes from Marrakech, completely changed our entire trip. After only about 1-2 hours of sitting together on the train, she had already invited the three of us to stay at her mother's (empty) apartment. After a few more hours of conversation in … Continue reading Morocco 2 of 2
Encore les vacances! Thank you, France. During yet another vacation period, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel with my dear friend, Elise, and with a lovely fellow language assistant friend here in Strasbourg, Verena. The three of us had several great adventures in Morocco: Marrakech - very cool city. We got incredibly lost in the … Continue reading Morocco 1 of 2
Bon bout d’an from Aix-en-Provence! Our last home-base before returning to Strasboug was Aix, but we mainly used it as a base from which to visit Provence. Aix itself is very nice, we spent a day ambling around. Cezanne is from Aix! We also made excellent use of the local marche, and bought lots of … Continue reading Vacances de Noel 3 of 3