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European Peace Walk: Day 15 & 16: Update and Varazdin Cemetery, Croatia

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A highlight of my time in Varazdin is visiting Varazdin Cemetery…

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European Peace Walk: Day 14: Lenti, Hungary to Varazdin, Croatia

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Had the European Peace Walk been advertised as an experimental endurance walk through…

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European Peace Walk: Day 13: Lenti, Hungary to Zasadbreg, Croatia

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paulien and I talk about boundaries and the importance of recognizing…

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European Peace Walk: Day 12: Szentgyogyvolgy, Hungary to Lenti, Hungary

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The entire group, except the most dedicated Senja, decides to take the bus...

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European Peace Walk: Day 11: Orimagyarosd, Hungary to Szentgyogyvolgy, Hungary

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015

Less than 250 miles away, the Syrian refugee crisis…

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European Peace Walk: Day 10: Szentpeterfa, Hungary to Orimagyarosd, Hungary

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015

I wake and stumble into the garden in a half-stupor…

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European Peace Walk: Day 9: Narda, Hungary to Szentpeterfa, Hungary

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015

The morning comes quickly and I haven’t slept well on my cot. With three loud snorers in the room, even…

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European Peace Walk: Day 8: Koszeg, Hungary to Narda, Hungary

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

We cross a border again, leaving Hungary and entering Austria. The landscape has become so green with…

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European Peace Walk: Day 7: Sopronkövesd, Hungary to Koszeg, Hungary

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I wanted to explore the beautiful city of Kőszeg, Hungary and knew that if I walked the 28 kilometers (17.3 miles)…

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European Peace Walk: Day 6: Nyarliget, Hungary to Sopronkövesd, Hungary

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

All but one in the group has walked the Camino de Santiago which gives us a great…

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European Peace Walk: Day 5: Pusztasomorja, Hungary to Nyarliget, Hungary

Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Now we arrive at the The Bridge at Andau (Brücke von Andau) made famous…

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European Peace Walk: Day 4: Albertkazmerputza, Hungary to Pusztasomorja, Hungary

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015

Finally, signs of life unfold as I walk into…

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European Peace Walk: Day 3: Rajka, Hungary to Albertkazmerputza, Hungary

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I am chomping at the bit to get going. Having been Camino-trained I am the first to have breakfast and imagine I…

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A Quick Walk Around Rajka, Hungary and Meeting My Group

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015

The day starts with a lovely breakfast which Adam serves to me alone in a small kitchen. Pulling…

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European Peace Walk: Day 2 – Directions to Adam’s Horse Farm if Taking the Bus From Bratislava to Cunovo

Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2015

I took the bus #91 from Bratislava (station under the the UFO bridge opposite the UFO). The cost was .90 euros for a ticket …

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European Peace Walk: Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia to Rajka, Hungary

Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Just like in life, it’s a good thing sometimes that we don’t know what’s in store for us. I woke…

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European Peace Walk: Day 1: Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2015

The European Peace Walk provided two options today. We could either take the ferry directly from Vienna to Bratislava or we could take the train…

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Trans-Atlantic Travel and My First 48 Hours in Vienna, Austria

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I flew Air Berlin from Los Angeles to Dusseldorf, Germany and onward to Vienna, Austria. Besides leaving two hours late, my flights…

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Preparation for the European Peace Walk

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I printed out the guide “book” each PeaceWalker received via email. And then went through all the various updates I’ve received by email, making annotations as…

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More Details About the European Peace Walk 2015

Posted on Sunday, August 2, 2015

This post provides more information about the European Peace Walk. Perhaps some of you will get lathered up…

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Next Adventure: The European Peace Walk 2015

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In a few weeks I will embark on another walking adventure and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be walking the European Peace Walk (EPW)…

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Photo of the Week: Prickly Poppies (Argemone munita) at Mono Lake, California

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I learned the hard way just how prickly these poppies are after I got up from taking this photograph and felt many tiny thorns in my knees. While…

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Learning the Words to My Own Song

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015

It’s been three weeks since I left the sunny shores of Crete, Greece. My time there was lovely although I spent far too much of it…

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Guns and Cretans: A Love Affair in War and Peace

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

I sit there frozen. Each deafening blast heard and felt as a vibration in my heart. It’s close enough that I can smell the powder and fire. A machine gun is delivering terrifying…

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Photo of the Week: Water Line on Crete’s Southern Coast, Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

One of the notable features in the geology of Crete’s Southern Coast is a water line, seen in this picture running horizontally in the center of the frame. In…

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