You never know where you might end up… or begin

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Just move and the path will appear -Zen proverb Dear readers: The rocking horse has been pretty quiet, gathering dust in the corner. That’s often the fate of yesteryear’s toys, those that are no longer used because, for our grown-up’s responsibilities’ sake, they are relegated to the corner of the things that can always wait and then become obsolete (as it usually happens with rocking horses) and, simply, one day, you don’t use them anymore at all. So rocking the horse again Read more [...]

Innsbruck noch ein mal

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I was counting the days. I wanted with all my heart to go back. Being surrounded again for those stunning mountains, like the ones of a Milton Bradley’s puzzle. A city ran aground on a mountain range full of snowy ridges; not way too large, nor way too small, just fair size; with that German I barely understand floating through the streets, but that I like almost as much as Goethe himself did. Austria, the country I have possibly loved the most on this trip. Tyrol, one of the most beautiful areas Read more [...]

The Mozart effect

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(Extract from the Pascualina, Vienna, April 15th) Man! I just HAD to write something exactly here: on the right, Beethoven, on the left, Schubert. In front of me, Strauss and Brahms. Man! Of course my first stop in Vienna must include seeing dead people; these cemeteries are the best. Perhaps for many it’s not the ideal afternoon, but I love cemeteries, and although it’s a pretty cold day, at least it is not raining, which allows me to sit down and eat my last two slices of bread and finish Read more [...]

Behind the scenes: the famous video for Mariano

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First of all, for those who praised my creativity regarding to the famous video in which I declare my TOTAL, ABSOLUTE AND DEFINITIVE LOVE for Mariano Tirado Alonso, I must leave something clear, even when I am pleased with your admiration’s comments, which are like poultices to my lonely and sullied self-esteem. But unfortunately I must ignore the credit, no matter how much I want to say that I'm that original, special and unique, because the truth is I do not have this idea’s registered trademark. In 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 [...]