Foreign Beyond


Seville alley

Puerto Rico: January 27 - January 31, 2023

Mel and I traveled to San Juan for a quick jaunt through the old town. Mel spoke fluent Spanish, I generally caused confusion.

Highlights: The abodes, the weather, scooter rides and feral cats.

Lowlights: Playing it rather tight with a JFK transfer. We made it, but not before I had an ulcer.

Spain: March 27 - April 3, 2022

I went to Spain recently. It was beautiful and ridiculous.

Highlights: Coastal drive along the winding N-340 from Almeria to Malaga. Hairpin turns through the Sierra Nevadas. Run-ins with goats.

Lowlights: Having my car seized and confiscated in Africa by Ceutan authorities.

Newfoundland: June 24 - July 3, 2019

I drove up to Newfoundland somewhat randomly before starting the gig with the USPS. I'd always wanted to go there. It seemed so out there, but also so within reach. Anyway, it didn't disappoint.

Highlights: Managing to take the new Saab the distance and not having it self-combust. Getting a couple days I could drive with the top down. Gros Morne National Park. Mind boggling.

Lowlights: Weather on the drive back through the Canadian Maritimes.

Ecuador: January, 2019

I finally made my long-awaited trip to South America. I flew in to Quito and then met up with some friends near Cuenca in the south of the country.

Highlights: Getting up and close with various monkeys and wildlife in the rainforests. Exploring Quito.

Lowlights: Being trapped on a bus. Having said bus break down in the middle of an inadequate tunnel and then having the AC fail.