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Here in Madrid, everyone is an artist. My neighbor makes candles and the entire building smells like hot wax during the afternoons while she blasts led zeppelin and basically rocks at being a badass single mom of three small children. At least, that´s what I´ve been able to cobble together through our informal, open-window exchanges. … More Art is everywhere: Madrid style.
My whole world centers around language these days. Spanish, the language I feel connected to for a reason I have never understood. It has always sounded familiar, as if it were background music that I’ve heard throughout my life but never stopped to learn the words to. Now I’m learning those words and trying to … More language
I have been in Madrid a month and still confuse push and pull doors. Otherwise, I am learning. That’s about all I can say this early on, when every single thing is new and humbling. I eat food wrong! I say weird things by accident. Sometimes I linger a bit too long really close to … More Madrid so far…
These photos from the Camino de Santiago, a trek I just finished of about 930 KM from St. Jean Pied du Port in France to Muxia, Spain. It was incredible and I met lots of lovely people along the way. 785 Kilometers
We made it to Pamplona! This is a celebratory event, as we spent the last few days holed up in a spooky enchanted campground in Urrobi where wolves howl at night. Day one, we hiked the French countryside and I spent most of the time losing my mind because there were sheep everywhere or swearing at … More Camino: St. Jean- Pamplona
Within an hour of arriving in Barcelona, we wandered the streets, waiting to be drawn into something wild. Down a quiet alley, I spotted an unassuming, crumbly sort of building. We peered inside the dirty windows and discovered a marionette workshop. The only guy in the building welcomed us inside and my entire world was … More Barcelona
I am mostly writing this so I don’t forget anything about my epic days off with Steve. we saw these giants! and this Street Art Road Trip through the mountains Somewhere inside all of that we played scrabble, where I was allowed to use “cageism” as a word. Slept on a beach under … More Two days off.
For the past month or so, I have been working as a cook at sea. I can’t say much about it yet, as I am still in the fiery throes of the whole experience. It is so many things. We sailed through the Bay of Biscay, where I threw up repeatedly for an entire day … More Sea Cook
So we made it to Cadiz, Spain and head out tomorrow. This place is beautiful. I went to the beach once and an incredible art museum which was free. I told the woman in my rusty Spanish that it was a gift and she loved it. I saw some of the most amazing photography of … More Photos from Cadiz, Spain