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September 23, 2018

I had my headphones on and was listening to a Podcast when I heard a loud noise. After hearing it the second time, I took off my headphones only to discover that the loud noise was from a snoring man sharing our four bed semi-private room. His wife was asleep in the be...

September 19, 2018

We were finally on our way, on our 1,000 mile walk on the Chemin de Saint Jacque, as the French call the Camino de Santiago, or the journey to the shrine of Saint James. The sky was a beautiful serene blue and we both glanced back to see Chapelle Saint Michel d’Aiguill...

September 16, 2018

As we boarded the train to Le-Puy-en-Velay we could feel the excitement for our pilgrimage hike,  the Way to Santiago de Compostela. Many fellow pilgrims boarded the train, including nuns in their habits.  The modern pilgrims were easy to spot with their hiking boots,...

September 12, 2018

We said goodbye to Paris and took the train to Lyon where we were to meet up with Ol’s French sister (exchange student) Laurence (Flo) and her husband Thierry. 

Ol and I had already made arrangements to stay in a small bed and breakfast called “Chambre de Styliste” in t...

September 9, 2018

Our second day in Paris was just as wonderful as the first, we spent the day at the Palace of Versailles the principal royal residence of France from 1682 until the French Revolution.  

A UNESCO World Heritage site for over 30 years, the palace is famous for i...

September 5, 2018

“We have always talked about hiking the Camino de Santiago, why don’t we do it now? We can fly to Paris and make our way to Spain from there.” Ol said to me as we were talking about our next adventure. We were scrambling to decide on another adventure since our planned...

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