125 – Gloomy Postcards from Prague

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

118- Around Madrid

Summer in Madrid is to be avoided, or rather, Madrid in summer. The city becomes a frying pan. I really struggle to understand what is the appeal of hot weather, and I look rather suspiciously at people who claim they love it. Because what exactly is there to love when the thermometer still shows 38 … More 118- Around Madrid

104 – There is more to us than beer, girls…and Prague

Hello everyone. I have spent the last few months pissing you guys off by writing posts from most exotic places, so the time is up for giving a little publicity to my own country. People often ask me what my favourite country was. I always give the same answer: there is none. Picking one would … More 104 – There is more to us than beer, girls…and Prague

73 – Yes, so he says, but then men often lie…

…And loving words they speak ought to be written in rapid winds and water flowing by.* Catullus speaks about women, or one particular woman, rather, but we were in the 21st century last time I checked, and one can surely take the artistic liberty to transpose, especially given the circumstances. Yes I know. Flying to … More 73 – Yes, so he says, but then men often lie…