Amsterdam

FITC in Amsterdam

  I went back to Amsterdam. Last time I went, it was the reason I opened this blog, at the time hosted on the belated platform “posterous”. What started has a travel companion for 18 days ended up being my life companions for about 2 years after, which is when the amount of stuff I […]

Amsterdam (4): the end of the movie

Amsterdam (4): the end of the movie

Friday 6 of january 2012 The end of my trip to Amsterdam. Leaving the quiet neighborhood of Slotermelaan for Tirso de molina. I wish I could stay one more week to enjoy maybe some sunshine and visit those museums I haven’t visited; to have time for another drink or dinner with sara, may, liz, nina, […]

Jo soc catala…NOT

Jo soc catala...NOT

Few days ago, I came to the conclusion that ‘jo soc catala‘. But it can’t be that easy. For 14 years in spain, I’ve almost always being offered menus in restaurants in english; can’t count how many people in shops launched the conversation with me in english. Half of my blood is English, the other […]

Amsterdam (3)

Amsterdam (3)

Weeks before flying to Amsterdam, I had all my trip planned. But not text-on-paper planned; I’m talking of a all professional planning, a exhaustive investigation represented on a google calendar that would guide me day by day through all the best places to visit, and a custom google map pinning all those places on a […]

New year’s eve 2011>2012

New year's eve 2011>2012

New year’s eve has past, and the conclusion, after all the stress about what (the hell) I would do this night alone in Amsterdam is: I had a great night. Thanks to my old university buddy Alex, who kindly invited me to join him and his friends to the dinner he had at his amazing […]

Amsterdam (2)

Amsterdam (2)

The girl from my flat asked me while I was preparing my breakfast ‘do you like alcohol?’… I’m used to be asked if I want to have a drink, meet people and stuff; but this is straight forward, ‘do-you-like-alcohol?’. ………’sure!’ I said. So I’m meeting with them, at 6pm. In Spain, people are just getting […]

Amsterdam (1)

Amsterdam (1)

16:40 So, in amsterdam you can be high as shit and drive a scooter without a helmet on, using the bicycle tracks… Interesting… 18:22 Quick stop for a glass of french wine, to warm up and escape from this chilling wet cold outside. My brain is still adapting to the fact that in Amsterdam, it […]