Mike loves going to the ends of the earth — literally. He is fascinated by the farthest points on the compass on each continent, and he had a surprise planned for me in Africa.
My love of history began with the struggle between Rome and Carthage over dominance of the Mediterranean. Today, I walked in the footprints of Hannibal.
Carthage was everything I hoped it would be. Plus, postcards!
Before we left on this around-the-world adventure, I would've said Morocco was my favorite country. Of all the places I'd visited, I loved everything about its culture, landscape, and people. This trip was different.
We crossed the land border from the Spanish exclave of Melilla to the less-visited eastern side of Morocco and found a very different part of the country.
Thus begins the second phase to our trip around the world — on a beautiful island with an amazing host, and a few unexpected twists.
"Welcome to the best market in the world." It was the greeting we received at the entrance to La Boqueria food market in Barcelona, Spain, on a tour with our instructor from Cook & Taste Barcelona. We were buying the ingredients …
The European driving loop was over, but we still had one more city to explore.
Lourdes, France, wasn't what we were expecting, but maybe it was what we needed.