Category Archives: TRAVEL

ARRIVEDERCI EUROPE

It’s been an absorbing and revitalizing two months. I apologize for the silence and beg your forgiveness. No excuses, simply cocooning. November in Sicily was spectacular. The island is like a country all its own. I liken Sicily to an … Continue reading

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IN-LOVE IN FLORENCE

It’s the end of a memorable stay in Florence. In 2 months, I made a few lovely new friends, picked grapes from a vine, revamped my book, encountered a porcupine, wild boar and several slippery Italian men. I moved three times, sat … Continue reading

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FINDING MY STRIDE

Florence is the city where my heart resides…. I’ve loved the past few days following the rhythm of this place. The cobbled streets, the buildings, people and the road to my apartment along Via de Palmerino. I’m staying in an apartment … Continue reading

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ARRIVAL IN SANTIAGO Day 40

My plan to reach Santiago on Sunday has been foiled. I neglected to consider one tiny-tiny detail, it’s Saturday on the Camino and all the Albergue, Pensions & Hotels are booked. Seems the other 2000 pilgrims on the Camino, learned … Continue reading

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A LITTLE PUSH TO SANTIAGO

I’m in the homestretch to Santiago A LITTLE PUSH TO SANTIAGO It’s push time on my Camino. To this point, I’ve never had much of a plan as to how or when I’d reach Santiago. It’s been more about the … Continue reading

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PAMPLONA-Day 3-4

Identifying with the rogue horses in this video. (Sorry to use the link to YouTube,  I’m unable to add video directly from my phone) Walking to Pamplona today was a lovely experience. Only 21km and it felt easier than day 1&2. … Continue reading

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WALK WITH ME IN BARCELONA

I arrived in one piece… delayed, NOT discouraged.   

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SOUL RESISTANCE-WalkWithMe

My WalkWithMe journey has morphed into a 12 month rendezvous with Gratitude and walking. As you can imagine, I have more than enough to keep me in a frenzied state: Endless lists and suggestions on what to take, what to leave, … Continue reading

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ASSIMILATING and INTEGRATING

FIVE things I didn’t  know about training for THE CAMINO. #5 ~ People shopping or working at MEC, Atmosphere or REI, ask questions such as, “What brand of socks do you prefer and why?”  My response doesn’t exactly satisfy their query: … Continue reading

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WALK WITH ME

The commencement of training for my Camino began a few weeks back. With a mid April, start date in glaring view, I’ve stepped up my conditioning to walking several hours per day. The Camino de Santiago requires me to walk … Continue reading

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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR

Have you ever had the feeling life is on the verge of transformation? I’m in that fuzzy place between a comfortable existence and an unquenchable thirst to walk the 780 km pilgrimage from France to Spain: The Camino de Santiago Trail. … Continue reading

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LINEN AND LIES

The afternoon sun embellished the threads of my linen shirt as it dried on the rooftop clothesline. This was my chance to snap one of those ‘artsy’ photos. I raced down the stairs of my daughters apartment to grab my … Continue reading

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EYES ON BAH-THA-LONA

Four weeks in Barcelona to write, decorate, absorb a new language, and visit with my daughter & her boyfriend. There’s not a single reason to shield my eyes from the Spanish-Splendour surrounding me… then again the day is young. Adhering … Continue reading

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WEEKEND STREET WALKING

It’s Saturday morning, I sit at a café drinking my second café longue (espresso with a little water). As the sun peeks down the street warming my face, the city wakes to a flawless weekend in Paris. There’s a street-market on Wednesday … Continue reading

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JAZZY MONICA

My dear friend Monica, who happens to hold a PhD in Art History, has invited me to join her for Jazz at Le Murate (The Walled). Le Murate was originally built in 1424 as a convent for Benedictine nuns. In 1807-14, … Continue reading

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RED-HEADED ROOSTER

Suffocating under the blanket of noise in the centre of Florence. I flee to the hills of Tuscany indulging in the restorative-air that fills my cosy apartment known as  La Limonaia. The rural location provides the casual elegance of nature lacking … Continue reading

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TOP TEN REASON TO VISIT PARIS

It’s never easy to limit oneself to ten reasons to visit Paris, however for a short trip these are my picks.  •10-Buildings and Museums: No trip would be complete without a visit to The Eiffel Tower – the most recognized & … Continue reading

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A CAFE IN PARIS = A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

(in case you missed it) part#1: CELEBRATE PARISIAN STYLE I believe: When In Rome Do As The Romans Do, without question it applies equally When In Paris…. NEVER hesitate to “revel in”  and  “celebrate” the Parisian Lifestyle.  There’s no place quite like it … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE PARISIAN STYLE

Gyorgyi, my fearless Hungarian friend, has invited me to join her for her birthday in Paris: The City of Love, or is it The City of Light?  I never know, then again who really cares??  I’m heading to Paris, lavishing my … Continue reading

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