Category: France

After a solo week trip to Croatia, I headed to Paris for the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals and Paris Pride with SF flag football friends. It was such a rush that I decided to scrap my Spain plans and stay in France for the semis and finals in Lyon! It’s hard to describe the exhilaration […]
After the festivities of Santiago, I headed to Basque Country for a few days in the beautiful cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Hendaya (across the border in France).  I went to visit Emilie and Jaio, one of the girls on my Costa Rica tour, who grew up in Hendaya.  I’ve never been to this gorgeous […]
Day 1: St. Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles Start: 5:30am; End: 2:30pm Distance: 27km; Elevation gain: 4,000 ft First day done!  That was really hard!  I started at 5:30 am because of course, I couldn’t sleep out of excitement. I was worried that my cold, having transitioned into the cough phase, would keep me […]
Having woken up at 11 a.m. and slept 12 hours last night, I decided to spend one more day resting before I start the Camino tomorrow.
Spent the last couple days resting in St Jean Pied de Port, nursing a head cold, not surprising after all that travel. I slept 15 hours last night! Was an adventure to get here! I lost my ziploc bag of money on the bus from Biarritz airport to Bayonne train station. I almost freaked out […]

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