Petra

Two days at Petra.  Two contradictory feelings to describe Petra: Incredible. Frustrating. Petra is old. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful, spectacular, impressive and all synonyms of the like. If you think you don’t know Petra, you probably know more than you realize. Think Indiana Jones. Petra is also full of bad jokes, which you’ll hear from theContinue reading “Petra”

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”

Day one

On the first day of the year, we returned to Kouko and Shuji’s and we did once again, what we did nearly the entire time in Hanayama: sit. We sat and drank sake (another new years tradition). We sat and drank tea. We sat and chatted. We sat and laughed. We sat and pet theContinue reading “Day one”