On the Loose

Carine Hajjar
Wandering around Europe looking for God, good stories, and minor trouble
Created 06 Jul 2021
  • Honey I’m Home
    28 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Helloooooo loyal readers. Just because I’m home doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about my blog!! Sorry for the delay, just been making the rounds on my back to America tour. Crash Landing It was a chaoti...
  • Carine in Scotland: The Movie
    10 Nov 2021 • 18 min read
    Last time we spoke, I was in Glasgow enjoying the Doc Martens, cool graveyards, and obscure rock concerts. But aren’t you supposed to be doing a ~religious~ fellowship, Carine? Oh don’t you worry, bec...
  • Oi! Where’s the Chippy?
    23 Oct 2021 • 14 min read
    Introducing a giant ramble This blog post is going to either entertain, inspire, or exhaust. Grab a cup of whatever and settle in friends. So why is this going to be insane? For one, I’ve gone a bit i...
  • Santiago, At Last
    12 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    Well…it’s done! I did it! 550 miles, 870+ kilometers later, I can not only say that I walked across Spain, from its border with France to its Atlantic coast, but I can also say I met the most amazing ...
  • Spanish Language Skills
    21 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    9/15/2021: Villar de Mazarife Greetings from Villar de Mazarife, a small town in the Meseta portion of the Camino de Santiago (here’s my introductory post on my Camino if you want to learn more). Curr...
  • The Good Craic Society
    08 Sep 2021 • 17 min read
    9/3/2021: Nájera, Spain Greeting from Albergue Las Peñas in Nájera, Spain. This marks day eight of walking the Camino de Santiago. A quick recap of the day for my eager readers: 29.6 kilometers (18.4 ...
  • Welcome to my Medieval Digs
    22 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
    8/22/2021 Greetings from Spain! I’m back to gear up for my Camino (but more on that next time). It’s been a busy, busy two weeks so buckle up. Lyon: August 4 to 7 I had three days to kill between my s...
  • D-Day Beaches and the Withering State of U.S. Leadership
    21 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    During my travels over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a lot of time to think and read about Afghanistan. It is a privilege to travel freely and safely. My heart and prayers go out to the Americans...
  • Wondering about Vaccine Passports?
    13 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    (One thing I wanted to do in my blog was share interesting observations about European politics…because you know, I’m political. So here it goes!) Coronavirus policy is an especially interesting to re...
  • Nuns with Power Tools
    09 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    8/2/2021 Today is my second day at Abbaye Saint Marie de Fidelite, a Benedictine convent in Jouques, France, near Aix-en-Provence. Before describing that experience — which I must say is one of the mo...
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