San Francisco wants out but Spain’s too expensive, says SFGate: “Barcelona, the Spanish city that most resembles San Francisco, with its tradition of gay culture, avant-garde arts and culinary mania, is seriously pricey. For instance, for a ‘bohemian style’ two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot flat in the old part of town on a cute pedestrian-only street, you’ll be paying — ouch — $812,000.” Prices are actually much lower than that, but are said to rise if you let slip that your clients are a bunch of miserable hippies.
- Jaroslav HaÅ¡ek in Barcelona, almost
Just before he died, says Cecil Parrott in The bad Bohemian, the author of The good soldier Å vejk (that’s Shvake: “No
- Convergent etymology: paella / pilau
The other day in the London City out of scientific interest I ate from a hipster stall a portion of /pʌɪˈɛlə/.
- In praise of British arse
How amiably drunken shagfests could resolve the burka problem in a manner acceptable to freedom-loving readers of this blog.
- Jail for plagiarist, well not exactly
Publisher Javier Ruiz Portella has been given six months by a Barcelona court for stealing Francisco Rico’s edition of Carmina Burana.
- Coals to Newcastle, or the great Spanish electricity export swindle
If Spain is selling electricity to France, how come Spanish consumer prices are 50% higher than north of the border?