A Week of Mourning: my reflections

I don’t usually do word based posts.  Those of you who know me, know I am much better at expressing myself and feelings through pictures.  I just felt that there were some thoughts I needed to get out even if I am the only one that reads them. By now most people reading this will … Continue reading

Springtime in Santiago: As told by Instagram

Santiago has sprung back to life, now that the rain has ended and the weather is warmer.  Springtime brings festivals, street performers, pilgrims, tourists and so much more.  Here are of some of the highlights from this spring.                      


For Christmas I got an Iphone.   When my brother, Travis and his wife, Heather, came to visit me in February they brought it with them.  I wanted something that I could stay in touch with family, friends and supporters back home easily and also replace my camera that I have carried with me everyday since … Continue reading

Christmasing in London

Because this was going to be my first Christmas away from home and here in Spain most things close down for the holidays, I decided to take advantage of cheap flights that Europe is known for and get out of dodge for awhile.  My friend and colleague, Katharine, lives and works in Southhall, London and … Continue reading

Fall Remix

Hello my dear readers (all 5 of you)! Fall is upon us and flying by at rapid pace.  Being that it is still my favorite season despite being thousands of miles away from my beloved Thanksgiving, pumpkin flavored everything and the changing of the leaves, I have still managed to enjoy many fall festivities right … Continue reading

To the End of the Road and Back…

A few weeks ago, my friend Wendy and I had the opportunity to go to Muxia with two of the pilgrims she met while walking a few days on the Camino.  Muxia is one of the final destinations of the Camino for pilgrims who choose to finish at the coast instead of in Santiago.  It … Continue reading

Take a lesson from Ferris…

As the great 80’s philosopher, Ferris Bueller, once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Who knew those words would still ring in my mind 20+ years after first watching this wonderful 80’s teen comedy (and subsequently getting in trouble since we … Continue reading

To the Circus!!

The Circus came to town, and thanks to the city of Santiago we got to enjoy a lovely day free of charge (except for some yummy carnival treats!)

Learn, Gale, Learn!!

By now I am 2/3 of the way done language school. (When I started writing this I was halfway done but then wordpress deleted the post while publishing it so frustration and procrastination got the best of me and it has now been over a week since that happened.)  Language school has been a wonderful … Continue reading

Join a Parade

This Wed. was “St. James Day” which is a huge deal here in Santiago (which literally means “St. James”).  Pilgrims and tourists a like poured into the city in preparation for the holiday.  There were fairs, concerts, fire works, light shows, and many parades, rally’s and marches.  Everytime I left my house I seemed to … Continue reading

Restless Jackie

musings of the indecisive