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…

55 – Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story…

September 19 Arrival to Hong Kong on a fast train from Guangzhou, the immigration is pretty much hassle free. It’s hot, of course, but at least it’s not raining. I get the Octopus card (what is it with the English – and (former) colonies – and naming public transport passes after seafood?), which works for … More 55 – Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story…