I’ve moaned about this before, and here’s a similar complaint in Terry’s Big Adventure:
I noticed that there was more of a sidewalk etiquette in Barcelona than in Italy but I think this had more to do with the large numbers of polite tourists in the area I was in. I did notice, however, that most Spanish men did not yield their “space”. I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe sipping a beer and smoking an over-priced Havana cigar when I witnessed a young man walking on a trajectory toward a lady. The lady looked to be a tourist and was walking slowly with her head down reading a map or pamphlet. Although there was an entire 30-foot wide sidewalk in which to walk the young man did not yield. With her head still down the lady bumped into him as the man stopped. The lady then said “excuse me” and walked around him.
- Hands-free stir-fry
One of the words I missed yesterday was kletskop, apparently used in Antwerp to mean “baldie”. I’ve only seen it before
- Mugger mugged (2)
There’s a piece on Barcelona pickpockets by Laura Nicolás over at Avui (MT English here–don’t worry, they’re not actually stealing postmen).
Someone just wondered whether this walk was an anti-tour. Um, not according to Daniel Kalder, aka the first international congress of
- Plato cheese
The diaspora and its hangers-on don’t often show here, but Studiolum@Poemas del río Wang’s found a cool menu from a vaguely
- The Bible came from Catalonia
Following the post on evidence in Barcelona of the relationship between Saddam and Alkiedoodah, I have had several interesting conversations with