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
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
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!
Carcassona: Next on the agenda was Carcassonne, the castle of my history-loving dreams. Carcassona is the Occitan name of the city, Occitan being the spoken language before the region became part of France a couple hundred years ago. Occitan seems very similar to Catalan, and they’re both Latin-based languages. Anyway, we just spent 1.5 days here, … Continue reading Vacances de Noel 2 of 3