El infinito viajar

 I have been relentlessly fighting against settling down and taming my wandering, gypsy soul. However, if Claudio Magris’ Infinito Viajar taught me anything, it’s that the journey never ends. When you return “home”, you find that the once familiar places, the people whose presence warms your heart, and even you, the traveler, have all been changed forever….

Concrete Jungle: Berlin, Germany

I have been struggling to explain my experience in Berlin, mainly because it seemed such a chaotic mixture of old and new, harmony and disorder, warmth and horror. But somewhere between this chaos, you realize that there is a reassuring balance. Balance in the architectural sense, with extremely symmetric features, and very calculated design elements. Balance…

Back to Barcelona

I can’t decide whether my cyber-absence has been due to a short-term depression caused by once again saying good-bye to the most beautiful city in the world, Barcelona, or whether I’ve just been slowly, and painfully readjusting to sobriety. The latter seems more adequate, considering a Big Boy of Kronenbourg gave me the energy (and…