He, who had such a pretty name

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“I'm going to write about you”, I tell him, while my left cheek lays on his knee and he plays with my hair. “OK”, I hear his voice. “But don't write my name. I don't want to be a small character in a big novel.” Such a shame, because he has a really, really pretty name… But he knew it and so did I: in the long run, we were both going to become a secondary character in each other's life. After that, just a reference character, and then, an even nameless one. That's the way life goes, Read more [...]

You, who will paint the sunrises

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To Martina, who may not remember this character, but that is hers, as much as her blood. Some people say there is no one who does not come into your life just at the right time, with a stated mission. I believe in that. I believe that you, Gemma, came into my life to paint the sunrises. I am guilty, I must confess: a few years ago I hated Spain and Spanish people. Nothing to be surprised about: Latin Americans have a love-hate relationship with the country that taught us the language and Read more [...]

Georg

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Usually, as a solo traveler, I try to choose my couchsurfers as carefully as possible. Although I'm trying to leave the paranoia that everyone wants to rob you or rape you, you always have to be careful, so I spend my time reading references of every host, every profile to see if we have something in common or something I can learn from, and of course, the pictures: well, if he is a guy and something actually happens, at least if he is cute, I can go for it. Golden rule. By this way, I've met Read more [...]