A friend out walking in the Aragonese pre-Pyrenees the other day came across an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere that was obviously in the final stages of conversion to a country grillhouse. Inside she discovered a man and a woman, surrounded by empty bottles of beer, paralytically drunk. The man was from Rumania, the woman from Equatorial Guinea, and it transpired that they had been left there with their bags by a local businesswoman. The deal was that they would finish off the conversion, in return for which she would bring them food every day and pay them €300 each when it was finished. Unfortunately she hadn’t showed for three days (and the chances that she would pay them what she had promised were minimal anyway), so they had decided to drink as much as they could and then start walking to try to find a town in order to start begging and borrowing their way back to Zaragoza.
- Summer travels
Not as dramatic as this gentleman but probably better company, Steve Vaught (“The fat man walking”) is walking across the States
- Poisoning pigeons
There’s a bunch of mad old guys in the neighbourhood who come out and feed the pigeons, which then crap all
- Two serious IT/system problems at Bicing
They screw up, you pay.
- village for sale: €650K
Uninhabited village, 25 houses with 80 hectares next to the Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park in the Aragonese Pyrenees for
I met this bloke at around nine last Sunday morning as I was cycling along the old road from Manresa to