We are in Guadeloupe again this year, January 14 until March 5, 2018. We will stay in four different places for a week each and then three weeks at Gite Mangoplaya with its captivating sunsets.
We headed for Rome, Padua, Pesaro, Bologna, Parma and the Lake District in Italy, then Thich Nhat Hanh's Meditation Center (New Hamlet) at Plum Village near Bordeaux and finally Paris.
Costa Rica, Italy, Prague and France. January through June, 1997. We were both in our fifties and self-unemployed. Dawn was a modern dance choreographer and I was a theatrical lighting designer. We took six months off in response to the death of my parents and our own need to re-evaluate our lives. We took the laptop and emailed our friends as we went along.
Dawn's son got married, and we celebrated with our own trip. We
went back to Le Lot and then wended our way back to Paris looking at
old Romanesque churches and the Cathedrals at Bourges and Chartres as
we went. We celbrated Bastille Day in Paris and then flew home.
We needed a short getaway and we took it. We went south again
through Sancerre where we investigated that beautiful wine. Met three
wonderful French couples. Returning to Paris on the Autoroute we met
Malek and watched Olivier teach a class.
A yoga trip to deal with the death of Dawn's mom.
A week visiting friends, a week in the Cathares country in Frances
near the Pyrenees, two weeks
hiking inn to inn in the Vaucluse west of Avignon.
A one week trip to Paris in March, 2005.
We flew over on New Year's Eve and back on Friday the 13th for the
cheapest fare imaginable. We took an overnight sleeper from Paris to
Brianšon. Cross-country skied next to fifteenth centuary churches.
Wandered around Brittany looking for good weather and
having fun. Made a slide show rather than write.
Made site-specific performance videos in Ireland, France and Sicily. Then went to Florence, Berlin and Dublin
Visited Bordeaux, the Pyrenees and spent a week with Adam's family in the Dordogne near Bergerac.
We did a trip to California to stay with famiy for three months, then two months in Guanajuato, Mexico and another month visiting Mexico city and a small fishing village in the Yucatan. Then we lived in three different apartments in Paris. where we started using Airbnb when we lost our housing last minute. Up until now, all our trips have been about going away and then coming back. This time we are going to attempt to take our "here"with us and be home in another place.
Copyright: Stephen Buck 2018