154 – Poscia, più che ‘l dolor poté il digiuno

Disclaimer no 1: for the snow in Spain winter hikes, scroll down. I know I have recently been hinting about posting an article about some of the material worthy of National Geographic that one inevitably comes across while trying to causally date the opposite sex. Or any sex, really, I trust that people interested in … More 154 – Poscia, più che ‘l dolor poté il digiuno

151 – El Puente

In most countries, “a bridge” refers to any type of construction that connects two points over an obstacle. In Spanish, Italian and possibly other mediterranean languages it also means a situation where a bank holiday falls close to the weekend, so you “bridge” the day in between, when you’d normally work. This concept is unknown … More 151 – El Puente

150 – Autumn Magic

A throwback post to the last warm autumn days before the snow started to fall. Don’t imagine a Siberian winter, although the shut passes in the mountains last weekend may suggest just that. The problem is not the light sprinkle on the peaks of Sierra de Guadarrama, but the car-owning Madrileños who all had the … More 150 – Autumn Magic

148 – Hiking La Pedriza

Flashback to the last weekend of September, before Madrid was “confined”. Which in reality never happened, unless you count the two weeks of confinement of the working class neighbourhoods (a wicked masterplan conjured by Madrid’s local establishment), and intermittent peripheral confinement imposed by the central Government, when the rest of the city could not leave … More 148 – Hiking La Pedriza

138 – La Donna È Mobile…At Long Last

After 14 weeks of confinement and social restrictions, Madrid entered the new normality at the stroke of midnight last Sunday. Which basically means that getting a table in a bar doesn’t involve queueing for an hour while trying to outstare the luckier customers into surrendering their table quicker. Which is an improvement. It also means … More 138 – La Donna È Mobile…At Long Last

128 – Non Più Andrai, Farfallone Amoroso, Notte e Giorno d’Intorno Girando…

My dear readers, I hereby present a few photos from what is likely to be my last hike for a veeeery long time. Hence the title of this entry. You can google it and maybe even work out the subtle irony. Alternatively, should you wish to broaden your cultural horizons with least possible effort, click … More 128 – Non Più Andrai, Farfallone Amoroso, Notte e Giorno d’Intorno Girando…