It has been 9 months since Greg and I started our first Camino adventure, and this is something I meant to post way back then....so I am back-dating it. For any curious readers or anyone planning a future Camino adventure, the following is my packing list with comments. A bit further along, I will also … Continue reading Camino del Norte/Camino Portugues: Packing list and reflections
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
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
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
For my friends and family I'm in touch with regularly, you already know some of my thoughts, frustrations, and negative experiences working as a language assistant in a French middle school and high school through TAPIF. So far, the main things I do like about this experience include getting to live in Strasbourg, meeting and … Continue reading Teacher life update
Thanks for the inspiration, Bola! This is a fun idea for a travel blog post. Also, you should all read Bola's blog! She's doing what I am doing, but in a different city in Alsace, and she is a great writer and photographer. Tomorrow I am off on my vacances d'hiver (winter vacation) which will … Continue reading Travel Tag
Sometimes, the BBC Travel section publishes decent stuff: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160106-in-praise-of-boring-places I don't totally agree with everthing Mr. Weiner writes here, but he brings up several good points which apply not only to travel, but also to life in general. As I've been pondering my next steps in life, I also went back to thinking about why I want … Continue reading There are no boring places…only boring travelers!