A very special vacation

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What a summer this has been! Caught in a whiff of passion, the lightest nudge, a bold self-invitation and a lifetime experience.

Pounced on a good deal by Air France – two cities for the price of one, packed for two weeks and travelled around for two months. Walked the Camino, a pilgrimage I’ve only learned about last month;  stayed with Irene and Tony whom I’ve only known for one day.

So glad I came. Glad I took the chance. If I had done the practical thing by staying home, I would not have experienced the long walks and drives, the warm Spanish hugs, the many French kisses, the little tiffs about going left or right, the joy of reaching a new destination every day, the freshness of home grown vegetables and fruits, the toiling and tilling of earth, starlit nights and crispy mornings, the fullness of country living, and the pride of putting Singapore in the Camino map.

Thank you Irene and Tony, for being so gracious to open your home and hearts to me. We bade farewell this morning but the memories shared together will stay with me forever.

Till we meet again, some captured moments.

Joan Yap

At Maury for Tour de France
At Maury for Tour de France
Sending us to Lourdes to start the Camino. I still didn't know what I was in for that morning.
To Lourdes to start the Camino. Still didn’t know what I was in for that morning.
Putting Singapore in the Camino world map
Putting Singapore in the Camino world map
Start of a new day of walking
Start of a new day of walking
Camino chicas
Camino chicas
Irache wine fountain for a drink and more
Irache wine fountain for a drink and more
Boating
Boating
Fixing John Deree
Fixing John Deree
Simply irresistible!
Simply irresistible!
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

 

 

 

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