Morocco: Ksr Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Villay Dabes

December 12 2019 I got up at 6am to get some movement in because I knew this was going to be a long car day. I have a resistance band and gliders with me so did some videos from the Kira Stokes app. Definitely got a sweat going.  Then I showered and packed up. Had…

Morocco: Marrakech – the Atlas Mountains! Summiting Toubkal

December 10 2019 Marrakech and Toubkal I got in Sunday night the 8th around 5pm. The hostel was highly rated on TripAdvisor and I also saw it on a blog.  I paid €20 for a bed in a dorm with 3 other girls. The beds were nice and had private curtains and lockers underneath. Very…

London for Thanksgiving

December 02 2019 I took easyJet to London. Getting to the airport and through security was easy but the boarding process was a bit of a shit show  When I was queuing to walk to my seat, a guy in the front bulk head was looking for a spot for his motorcycle helmet. The stewardist…

Weekend 3: Visiting Granada

November 24 2019 This past week I didn’t do much after Meghann left other than cram for my exam. I’d go to class from 9-13:00. Then go to the gym, then go home and basically study from 16:30 onwards till I went to bed. Pausing for little breaks or to make dinner. I’m starting to…

Meg Comes to Visit

November 18 2019 Meghann came to visit! And man did we pack it in.  She landed Friday at like 11am. I had purchased a lock box for her to leave the keys in while I was at class. I was able to get out around 1pm anyway and head back to see her. My professor…

Jeffrey Comes to Visit

November 11 2019 I had a fabulous weekend with Jeff and I’m so sad it’s over. I got really used to being independent without him and then he comes to visit and it’s so wonderful to be with your best friend again and laugh and talk about everything … you are made painfully aware of…

Back to School! Week 1

November 07 2019 This week has gone really fast. I can’t believe it’s almost over which means I’m ¼ done with school already… I can’t remember if I wrote this before but for the month of November I decided to try to be veg as much as possible. I ate so much red meat during…

London > Malaga. How I almost didn’t make it

November 03 2019 So here’s where the Jimney freaking cricket adventure starts Wake up before my alarm at like 6:23 so took a quick shower, said bye to Tim and was out by 6:30. Walked to the train station and saw a north bound train so ran on. Turns out it’s the “north LINE” and…

Weekend in London

November 02 2019 Decided I’d keep writing while on sabbatical. I kind of enjoy it… we’ll see how it goes while I’m in classes… Had a really good weekend with familiar faces Friday I got in around 12 and then took the train from Gatwick to the Tate Modern to meet Pete.  It was super…

Hiking Day 30: Brea > Santiago del Compostela

October 31 2019 Final hiking post…. 15 miles. My plan was to break at 9miles and grab a coffee and then finish the last 10k. It was weird because I had this urge to go fast but it was still going to be a long-ish day. The first 9. Went relatively well. Some uphills. The…