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.
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.
When we left Beauvoir, France, we were a little overwhelmed by the magic of Mont Saint-Michel. But not so overwhelmed that we couldn't enjoy some fine French wine.