A Medieval Treasure at the Base of the Pyrenees

In Europe by Mallory13 Comments

Last week I spent several days in Girona, Spain, a charming, medieval town nestled at the base of the Pyrenees mountains. Initially, Tiffany and I were going to use it as a jump-off point to do some hiking in the mountains, but were so enchanted with the town itself we decided to stay. We hiked the foothills near Girona, walked along the outside wall that was built by the Romans, and wandered the streets of the old town.

While in Girona, we met Nathan – an art history guru and recovering banker who quit his job to travel the world. Nathan was going on nine months of travel and looked a bit scruffy, which he explained was because he had been semi-homeless earlier that week when his accommodations fell through last minute. Nathan is also a blogger, so we exchanged some blog talk over wine and fried plantains with avocado. (Random combination but seriously delicious.)

If you haven’t already read about our failed attempt at biking 50 miles, do that now. Then check out the rest of our photos from Girona:


  1. You might find this odd but my favorite picture is of Tiffany waiting in the train station. There is a mystique about places like bus stations and trains stations, especially ones in the middle of nowhere, that you capture quite nicely.

    Also, this Nathan sounds like quite the dashing rogue. Any idea where I can find him?

    1. Author

      Haha, I love that photo too! It’s weird, but I enjoy traveling TO places almost as much as I enjoy the cities themselves. Perhaps it’s the thrill of the unknown. I thought this captured that perfectly. 🙂

      I hear you can find Nathan at your local spa. He’s given up the homeless lifestyle and opted for something a bit more…clean.

      1. Your thoughts on traveling to places = mine exactly. Also some of the best ideas I have ever had have come from 5 hour bus trips where I spent the duration of the time staring out the window. I’m sure you can relate.

        He went to the spa?? How bourgeois of him! Hope you’re having a pleasant decompression in the burbs of Barcelona.

  2. I love your blogging and I find it very interesting what you’re doing. I so admire that you’re taking out this time in life to travel the world. Keep us posted so we can see all the exciting places you are visiting.

    1. Author

      Hi Tammy! Thanks for reading! It’s been a blast – I’m only three weeks in and I’ve seen amazing places and met some interesting people. I will keep you posted on stories to come.:)

  3. I just woke up and travelled with you on the bike! Enjoyed the pictures of Ginora ! I am resting from the bike ride with you, and can’t wait to hear where you will be taking me next!

  4. I’ve done the fried plantains bit – I think adding avocado would be absolutely scrumptious!

    1. Author

      Definitely try it. Highly recommend – and squeeze some lime juice on top too!

  5. I enjoyed Ginora where purple flowers growing
    On the wall! The bike ride was a great work out
    And loved the pictures! Can’t wait to hear where we go next!

    1. Author

      The bike ride WAS a great workout! My legs are still sore and I’ve sworn off bikes for a couple of days at least. 🙂

  6. Hey Mal!

    Love the pics, and as a rookie photographer, I must say, your pics are quite good! Nice work.

    And like everyone else has said, love your blog posts. Can’t wait to read them. Grand adventure indeed.

    And who again is this Nathan character? should I be worried? Should check out Interpol? J/K

    Loves to you!


    1. Author

      Haha very funny Dad, no reason to be worried. Glad you like the photos!! I’ve been using my magnetic lenses for my iPhone and they seem to be working out quite swell. 🙂

  7. Thanks for letting us live our lives vicariously thru you!! So fun!!

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