Walks And Talks

I’ve written before about my love for walking: walking together and walking alone. One of the beautiful things about walking with other people is the opportunity for great conversations. (It depends on how well you know the person, so this may not matter, but I’ve found that walking beside someone is less awkward than sitting [...]

Ambition

Some people are ambitious. Others not. I find it curious when others aren't ambitious. There's more to life than the small circle we grow up in. Perhaps, I think this because I've been blessed to be able to travel and see more of the world. I've tried to expand my inter-cultural awareness and perspective. I [...]

Obra y Omisión

I’ve been to Mass many times with my family when we were in Spain on holiday. I always found it interesting because although the ritual was the same, I didn’t understand any Spanish. When I was travelling in Spain on my own and learning the language a few years ago, I went to Mass and [...]

Escape To The Countryside

Over the last few months, in an attempt to train for another Camino de Santiago in the summer (we can hope!), I’ve been going for long walks on weekends. I’ve found this times a very fruitful way to clear my head, especially when I’ve felt trapped inside during lockdown. It’s strange because I never used to be [...]

Please and Thank You

I’ve recently been watching the travel programme Race Across The World, and as a language learner, it’s interesting to see how people communicate without knowing another foreign language. It’s humbling because you don’t really need to know much to communicate. I do think it helps! I believe it’s important to make an effort to speak to locals in [...]