Time travel to ancient Rome

Rome had always been a place I was interested in. In three years of ancient Latin classes in secondary school, I learned about the Romans and the many stories that come from the Roman age. In my imagination Rome was still like in the ancient days. You could still visit the ruins and experience what…

Walking through Bremen’s history

The most common response to me choosing to go to Bremen, in Germany, is ‘why?’. “Well… to go to language school.” “O. But why Bremen? Why not Berlin, or Hamburg or München?” So I thought Bremen would be full of Germans and wouldn’t have any tourists. It seemed like nobody was enthusiastic for me and…

Aiming higher

Interlaken is a wonderful place in the Swiss Alps that I am lucky enough to visit regularly. This season I tried to explore the region a bit and try a different activity every time I was there. Sometimes I get to do something outside of the town itself and I’d already made my way towards…

Mood swings

This morning I went for a run. We’d had a fairly big night yesterday and I woke up with the urge to move. To just run. To clear my head. I heard the rain falling on the roof and looked out my window. Another miserable day. It’s September and I’m running my last yolo loop…

A day trip to Rouen

Travel is work and work is travel. As a tour leader I get to see a lot of places. But I also get to see the same places a lot. So when I had two days off in Paris, I went to Rouen. I literally looked on the map to see what was close, googled some…

A week on the camino

‘Buen camino!’, it sounds so exotic when you first hear it. After a few days on trail, it’s the most common greeting that leaves your mouth as easily as ‘hola’. And that is what the camino is all about. These two words, buen camino, sum up the journey perfectly. There is an amazing sense of…

Exploring Galicia

So I haven’t been in Spain in ages and I’m about to lead a tour in an area I have never been to. Ok, it’s walking the camino to Santiago de Compostela, so our main activity will be walking, but I could do with a brush up on Spanish culture. I read up on the…