Disclaimer: I am no Émile Zola, nevertheless, an exasperated rant ahead. Consider yourselves warned. Where to begin…well, the election weekend in Spain triggered it, I guess. A lot of people seem to feel comfortable to voice their delirious opinions lately. People from my fencing club, for instance. While I am perfectly aware that people who … More 120 – J’Accuse… 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
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
Humankind has proven to be one truly extraordinary species throughout its existence. We are the least likely animal to be biologically fit to stand at the top of evolutionary chain, yet there we are. Homo sapiens is the only species that questions its own order, establishment and ethics. No bee would ever challenge the right … More 108 – Detox by coincidence
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
One week ago I cycled into Paris for the third time in last three years among over 200 wonderful people from Bloodwise organization. As we arrived to Champs de Mars, I sat on the stairs watching Tour Eiffel and let the tears flow freely. As every previous year. It is impossible to describe the feelings, … More 106 – Thank You
As most (all, presumably) of you are aware of, I spent the previous year causing trouble around the world, and additional couple of months (almost three now) doing sweet F.A. in Europe after that. I will soon be starting a new job (details are as yet confidential, but more information will follow at some point). … More 103 – Cycling to Beat Blood Cancer
DISCLAIMER: the following post may be disturbing or offensive to some audiences, includes frequent explicit sexual references (unsuitable for children, parents, fundamentalists of most religions and other sorts of puritans) and bitter humour (unsuitable for idiots). Also, no creatures of male sex were harmed in the making of this article. Quite the contrary. For a … More 102 – Beginner’s Guide to Sexual Tourism for Single Ladies
So, I’ve been back since roughly a week and I feel like I’m expected to sum it all up. Not that I’ve ever done much to fulfill the expectations of other people, but I guess a bit of reflexion will only do me good. You people are my psychotherapists. With the difference that you’d probably … More 101 – Oh, Thunder Road
So it all begins – as any journey should, and as most important things in life do – with a massive hangover. I grow older but no wiser, or else I would have by now stopped randomnly mixing wine, beer and spirits, not necessarily in this order. And just to make things better, I just … More 34 – Dimmi, ragazza sola, dove vai?