130 – Kacenka’s Unconventional Guide to Opera (for Curious Beginners)

I must have been 15 or thereabouts, because I was already attending high school. There’s a theatre in the provincial town where I grew up, but it doesn’t have a permanent company, therefore the programe consists of performances of companies on tour from the capital or other bigger theatres. I was of course an annoying … More 130 – Kacenka’s Unconventional Guide to Opera (for Curious Beginners)

116 – Cycling to Beat Blood Cancer 2019

This time last year I published a post about the reasons that got me involved in fundraising for Bloodwise, a UK-based charity that funds blood cancer research. 50 years ago, 90% of children diagnosed with leukemia would die. Nowadays, over 80% recover, also thanks to the ceaseless work of organizations such as Bloodwise. I realize … More 116 – Cycling to Beat Blood Cancer 2019

114 – Apostasy

Or, how I came to renounce everything I once believed. Best get it off my chest straightaway: in the EU and local elections two weeks ago (which are the only elections I can vote in, as a foreign expat resident in Madrid) the unthinkable happened: I voted to the left. I voted PSOE,  labour (or, … More 114 – Apostasy

107 – Caput Mundi – Insider’s Guide of Prague for a Sophisticated Tourist

English lads on a stag weekend, stop reading right now. However, let’s get it over with in the beginning: yes, the beer is still cheap (around £2 for a pint, if it’s expensive), and it’s also the best beer you’ll ever try: it’s not a lukewarm flat piss like real ales, it’s not as sparkling as … More 107 – Caput Mundi – Insider’s Guide of Prague for a Sophisticated Tourist