France, Farms, And What I Loved

I realize I have promised you pictures, I need an extension on my promise. This time I will say, as soon as I can. Mariedal was truly lovely. I worked an average of 8 hours a day, but I was in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It was an exhausting…

5 Trains Later

Yesterday was an adventure, though I would not have called it that myself until it was over. I arose to a beautiful sunrise over Sant Cugat and prepared for the journey ahead. ¨I’ve got this,¨ I thought, ¨Barcelona to Montpellier, Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon to Saint Rambert d’Albon. Arrive at 6pm. Everything will be just…

Things I´ve Learned in Barcelona

1. Always look up and around and down. Don´t get stuck in the straight ahead. 2. Spanish coffee is smooth and strong. 3. Don´t try to drink your coffee at another Cafe´s table. 4. If you walk into a bakery and it smells heavenly, go ahead and indulge. Don´t wait until the third day you´ve…

A Fresh Look

I stuck my toes in The Mediterranean today. Every part of me wanted to stay on the tour bus, I was hot, tired and hungry and in a mood. And not a ´walk two blocks to the water´ mood. Silly I know, two blocks is hardly any distance. Then I reminded myself, these are the…

Eyes Wide Open

The sun rose over the horizon as we approached Spain. My heart started to beat faster, this adventure really is beginning. With my face pressed up against the window, I watched Barcelona come into view. My tummy did flip flops. What on earth have I gotten myself into? And yet, landing felt much like San Diego.…

A Grand Adventure

At 9:00am on Tuesday morning I start what could be the adventure of my life! My itinerary: Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland I will be working on farms, staying in hostels, couch surfing, meeting new friends, spending my time on trains, taking Sound of Music tours, hiking, exploring and living a totally different…