Author Archives: Anna

Everything is (sort of) Broken

My favorite pants have a baker’s dozen of grease stains on them. Garrison’s suitcase has been bent out of shape by one, or three, too many rough tosses at the airport. We are at the point in our travels where … Continue reading

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Prayer of the Pilgrims

Our new friend and fellow pilgrim, Vivian, shared this lovely translation of a prayer we have heard many times in Spanish since the start of our journey on the Camino de Santiago– but not understood until today. May God, “be … Continue reading

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Second Breakfast

Garrison is very much enjoying his omelette sandwich for what is now a regular part of our day– 10:00am second breakfast.

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Good Morning, Russia!

Garrison enjoying a traditional Russian breakfast prepared by our lovely host, Irina. Yum!

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Same, Same… But a Little Different

“Same, same” is a highly useful phrase we have picked up in the last few months. I’m quite fuzzy on the etymology, but as best as we can tell it is used to compare two different items that have something … Continue reading

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So Long, Mekong

We left the Mekong, sunshine and coconuts behind as we bid a fond farewell to South East Asia. As sad as we were to leave (there might have been some misty eyes) it feels good to switch things up. We … Continue reading

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Viet Nom Nom

According to our Lonely Planet guide book, Garrison and I are currently in “Vietnam’s most delightful and atmospheric city”– Hoi An! But let’s be honest, we are here for the food. Hoi An is known as one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Shaka Jesus or Finding the Christmas Spirit in Hawaii

As someone who has lived the entirety of my life between 39.4 and 47.6 degrees latitude, I have forever associated the holidays with wearing an itchy sweater and scraping ice off my car. Short days and plunging temperatures signal to … Continue reading

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