Foreigner

My face gets hot, my heart begins to race and once again I feel very ignorant. I say ‘sorry’ in English, too afraid to make an attempt at a word, I know I will fail miserably. Growing all the more ashamed, I hang my head. Desperate to understand, eager to communicate, but too timid to…

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…

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…