Weekly photo challenge: Serene.

This summer I had the chance to spend a week on the Camino, a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. There is nothing more serene than walking through the countryside, feeling the sunshine, the wind and the rain, walking through small towns, fields and forests. Advertisements

A different side of Rome

I’ve been to Rome almost ten times now. My visits are always short and I get to see the same things over and over again, but I also try to do something new every time I am there. The first time I was in Rome I was actually disappointed. Sure, there a some pretty things,…

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…

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…