My First Home Away From Home

After twelve years away, I returned to the first place I lived abroad, the first time I went abroad, where I studied abroad: Sevilla, España. My train arrived late, at nearly midnight, and as I walked through the dark streets of this city, the first of many foreign cities I would eventually call home, IContinue reading “My First Home Away From Home”

Camino de Zapatos

I walked on the Camino de Santiago for 25 days from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela, 725 kilometers. Twenty five days. Three pairs of shoes. Is this ridiculous? Absolutely. I had trained in one pair of boots that I thought would see me to the end of the journey, but ultimately lasted only two daysContinue reading “Camino de Zapatos”

Camino de Santiago, just because

I can’t say exactly why I did the Camino de Santiago. I just felt it. Me llamó la atención. It’s something I had been thinking about for over 10 years. And suddenly, the time came. I had a lot of changes in my life, and this felt like the right time to start again, startContinue reading “Camino de Santiago, just because”

Nugget of Peace

Castellon de la Plana. That place in Spain you’ve never heard of. A thirty minute bus ride to the Mediterranean coast, and where if you go just a little bit further, you’ll find Voramar, a little place frequented by Ernest Hemingway in the 1930’s; inspired by the calm waves and the white sand, it’s entirelyContinue reading “Nugget of Peace”

Barcelona a muerte

Barcelona passed by quickly in a blur of admiring Gaudi, sitting in plazas, eating tapas, cañas en plazas, copas en casa, hiking en las montañas, meeting new friends, catching up with dear old friends- one of which I hadn’t seen since my time as a study abroad student in Sevilla 12 years ago- when heContinue reading “Barcelona a muerte”