Highlights of special places visited around the world, categorized by letter, with one place representing each letter of the alphabet.
We got back home to Bend, Oregon on December 20 after three months away, most of that in Barcelona, Catalunya. With the help of Beth’s fit bit, we figured we had walked more than 600 miles in the 93 days we were gone, with most of that in urban areas of Spain, Ireland, Czechia, andContinue reading “Urban Night hiking: observations on culture”
We are nearing the end….of our time here; of the southern end of the geography of Europe; of our lives if we make a wrong step on the Caminito del Rey walkway! There is so much to blog about, but so few readers, so I will save much of the written descriptions undone for theContinue reading “Caminito del Rey”
Part of Spain lays on the African continent. In many ways, the location puts it right in between a rock and a hard place. We are in Ceuta now. Ceuta is in Africa. It is also part of Spain. We crossed the border on foot today, passing the beggars and poverty of Morocco and enteredContinue reading “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”
The United States of America’s is a country made up of 50 states and a few territories. Spain is a state that is made up of many countries. I know this to be true because an angel told me so last week. Sabado, el 16 de Noviembre, 2019…Bilbao, Pais Vasco. After the beautiful evening lastContinue reading “Traveling through a state of many countries”
Friday November 15, 2019…. After a night of tossing and turning worrying about oversleeping and missing our pre-dawn departure to the Basque Country, we heard the alarm sound at 5AM. The thermometer read 8C, a chilly morning….I got in the hot shower to revive my tired body and made a cup of thick instant coffee.Continue reading “Chilled Whines and a Scary Costco in the Basque Country”
On a chilly Friday morning, we walked to Barceloneta rail station and boarded the metro to Urquinaona. The forecast called for a 60% chance of rain. When we left the metro to walk to school, we were greeted with a cool stiff northwesterly breeze under still clear skies. Beth and I walked down Avenida TrafalgarContinue reading “A Surreal experience between the city of Besalú and the Romans”