Month: December 2021

Wanderlust and Adventure

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure” Freya Stark At the end of my Umbrian adventure, I discover the writing of Michelle Damiani and am immediately entranced by her idea of a “wanderlust” genre. Where else should we find books such as  A Year in Provence, Under the Tuscan Sun and Driving Over Lemons? To place them with travel guides is a dishonor! Those of us who crave the adventure of waking alone in a strange town in a new country cringe at the thought! Covid has made it difficult for us who suffer from wanderlust to satisfy our craving for adventure. No more is it a relatively easy exercise to wake up in a strange town. So what’s a woman to do? Find adventure in the familiar. This morning that means discovering a new twist to chichaito. I wrote about chichaito a while ago because I was surprised to find anise culture here in Puerto Rico ( I’ve returned …