What to expect when hiking the Camino in Spain

  While I like to think of myself as an experienced long distance hiker, I found there were things that were unique to Spain and the Camino de Santiago. There are many paths to Santiago de Compostela. My comments apply to The French Way, but you may also find they are true for other paths. … Continue reading What to expect when hiking the Camino in Spain

I love Spain!

I am currently in Valencia, Spain.  I love it here. I came here a week ago from Barcelona, which may be the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. The orange trees are in bloom and the scent is positively heavenly! I walk to the beach every day because the Mediterranean Ocean is just a block … Continue reading I love Spain!

Santa Cruz Viejo

Today Jade took me to the old center of the city, Santa Cruz Viejo–Old Santa Cruz. We try to do an excursion each day since we aren’t working yet and get some shopping/chores done, too. Today, we got a problem with my phone fixed (fingers crossed) and Jade got new glasses. We also walked the … Continue reading Santa Cruz Viejo

Eating in Peru

I’ve officially tried the top two dishes in Peru: ceviche (fish “cooked” in lemon or lime juice. Also spelled cebiche here since the v and b sounds are the same and, hence, interchangeable) and lomo saltado (stir fried beef with french fries). I like them both and I can buy them at the grocery’s prepared … Continue reading Eating in Peru

My first few days in Arequipa, including my first classes

7/28/2017 So far, so good. The school’s teacher meeting yesterday was informative–and I find it pretty great that they actually HAVE meetings and try to do a small amount of training for teachers. It bodes well! It’s a 10-15 minute walk from my house and the second location is 15-20minutes. As per usual, the teachers … Continue reading My first few days in Arequipa, including my first classes