The last chapter of my stay in León will recount some additional activities one can enjoy in this beautiful region apart from those covered in my previous posts. There will be no incendiary content this time. Probably. Unless some sudden change of heart occurs later in the writing process. Not that there is a shortage … More 146 – Who Cares?
In this slightly late guide to eastern León, we have already covered some roadtrips (here and here), some easy hikes (and here) and some cycling. Now it’s time to talk about some proper hiking. While popular (and generally easier) trails are often very well signposted, tackling the more demanding peaks requires some orientation skills or … More 145 – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
This post is dedicated to discovering this unbelievably beautiful region on two wheels. Cycling is super popular in Spain, at least among men. I meet very few ladies when I’m out with the bike. And when I am out with the bike, especially if alone or in company of my girlfriends (I have been trying … More 144 – León in Lycra
As I finally managed to bring myself to tackle my tiny writer’s block, I am sitting at my bureau in my perfectly designed little apartment and contemplating the only thing about it don’t like: the view. I love my place. I probably pay too much for what it is, I could most likely find something … More 143 – Dove corrono, dolcissime, le mie malinconie…
“La Constitución se fundamenta en la indisoluble unidad de la Nación española, patria común e indivisible de todos los españoles, y reconoce y garantiza el derecho a la autonomía de las nacionalidades y regiones que la integran y la solidaridad entre todas ellas.” According to its Article 2, the Spanish constitution is based upon indissolubility … More 142 – Llión
What we don’t do in the shadows, is taking decent photographs, that’s evident. But we try. Maybe it would be a good idea to start carrying my tripod around, given I went through the hassle of investing in one. Not that my photographs improve significantly with decent light, anyway. Cantabrian Mountains are the largest massif … More 141 – What We Do In The Shadows
Another week’s gone by and nothing much happened, as you’d expect in a worldwide standstill. I am pleased to share that the neighbour who was listening to Miserere non-stop last week now switched to the aria of the Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute, informing the entire building that Hell’s rage is now … More 134 – Barcelona Chapter 2 – Catalan Gothic
As promised on several occasions, I finally got to sorting out the photos from the times when travelling was still possible and I took my Mum to Barcelona. This first part is dedicated to some of the works of the genius modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Ladies and Gents: to you, first batch of shitloads of … More 133 – Barcelona Chapter 1 – Modernism
Quick pre-Christmas visit to Prague, without any Christmas atmosphere to it, unless you consider tacky lights on any available surface, people rushing like headless chickens from one overcrowded shopping centre to another and ever-present stench of bad mulled wine festive. Weather was mostly disgusting, wet and foggy. Too many people and no decent light prevented … More 125 – Gloomy Postcards from Prague
I am so much behind with this blog and finally got to reviewing and publishing the photos from last summer that it almost seems like I’m nostalgic. I am anything but. Summer is possibly my least favourite season of the year, especially in this country, when it’s simply too hot to do anything, any sport … More 123 – Goodbye, summer!