Madrid

Madrid

Eager to dispose of the car, we made our made North to Madrid. We had met two Spaniards traveling together on the Camino, both of them named Juan, and from that point on they were known as “Juan y Juan” and wherever we found ourselves at the same alburgue for the...
Seville

Seville

From Lisbon we made our way back to Spain and specifically to Seville, or as the locals call it Sevilla. Our original plan was to spend a day before heading out to Malaga to hike the Caminito del Rey, billed as one of the world’s scariest hikes. However, when we...
Portugal

Portugal

We wanted some flexibility after we completed the Camino so we rented some wheels in Santiago de Compestela, stashed our backpacks in the trunk, and headed south for the coast. Entering Portugal we lost (gained?) an hour and found yet another language. After a brief...
Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

It is in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, that we start our Camino. The Camino Frances, the classic and most popular Way of St. James, consists of  a distance of 478 miles which the average person walks in about 35 days. From Barcelona we take a train to Pamplona...
Barcelona

Barcelona

Our flight from Rome to Barcelona was delayed due to an air traffic control strike at the Barcelona airport. It seems that strikes are a somewhat common practice in Europe and we would come to experience two of them in our three-month stint. Thankfully the trains were...
We’re going to Europe!

We’re going to Europe!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Having exhausted the National Parks that we could reasonably do because of the weather, we decided to go to Europe. It seems you can spend only three months in the EU without a...