One more day

I am not ready for this adventure to end, but my job is expecting me back on Monday. In the beginning, I was wondering if seven weeks on the road would be too long and too exhausting, but seven weeks isn't enough time to see and do everything. I have felt rushed in ...

Are your gut bugs making you fat?

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CBC's Nature of Things provides a fascinating look at how the microbes in your gut may dictate your predisposition to obesity. Scientists have struggled to explain why one person can eat cake and stay skinny, while another munches on carrots and can’t shed a pound. Now, exciting new research reveals there is a missing piece to the ...

Cycling day 4 – rain day

We woke to downpour. At breakfast, our leader told us that Martina and Nestor had already left for the bike staging, and they would let us know if we needed a plan B once they arrived. During the bus trip to the staging area, we were given a few options, but shortly after, Uri half-jokingly explained Spanish ...

Cycling day 3 – Up to La Collada de Toses and down to Ripoll

I slept much better last night, even though I opted out of having any wine with dinner. We dined at Fromatgeria, where we started the meal with fondue. Even though this fondue cheese had mushrooms mixed in, I am still not a huge fan of it. It is much too rich for me. I ordered ...