Life in the Gothic quarter // La vida al barri gòtic

Life in the Gothic quarter // La vida al barri gòtic

As the air cools and Mother nature continues her preparations for the long winter slumber, I am reminded of the heat still radiating from the streets and buildings in the gothic quarter. The city of Barcelona is enjoying the late

Dirty burger, chicken shop

Dirty burger, chicken shop

A year ago we were living in Barcelona. The illegal vote, which was supposed to determine Catalonian independence from Spain, happened. The weather on the mediterranean was fantastic. In my journal, I noted the patio door was wide open in

What was your favourite stop?

What was your favourite stop?

When people ask us this question, they are somewhat shy, assuming everyone asks the same thing. We agree, yes that is what happens. We all laugh. And then there is silence. An expectant pause, waiting for the answer. That part

Travel changes a person

Travel changes a person

At a seminar I recently attended, each new speaker introduced themselves by way of what they called PechaKucha. Since the organization had so many unique words of their own creation, I assumed this was an invented practice. But, it turns

Reacquainting myself with the bus

Reacquainting myself with the bus

After using various forms of public transit, in many cities around the world, over the past year, it was a refreshing experience to ride the local routes. In fact, I am not an experienced consumer of the commuter options here

It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

One of the funny side effects of travel is developing a distorted sense of time. The world is so large, with so many time zones and even the international date line. When you think about other far away places, it

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Over the years I have been writing and posting to my blog, I’ve had a goal which has guided my content. It is simple. I want the words to be fashioned in such a way so that the reader and

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

I decided to change things up a bit and ask a bunch of questions of myself. As I sit on a terrace of a little café in Athens, recording all our expenses, it gets me to thinking about costs versus

It might be time to get involved

It might be time to get involved

As the world seems to be reeling from one political upset to another and many people are standing around pointing fingers of blame at each other, it might be time to get involved. Imagine if we treated our democracy as

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

After 277 days since leaving our home and saying goodbye to life as we knew it, we are staring down the last 48 days until we move back. We have 2 more countries and 4 cities locked and loaded for