Ok, so I've been busy not updating my blog for a while. Life brings surprises. Nice ones and just the regular, 'shit happens' kind of surprises. So the problem that occupies my mind these days isn't a philosophical one, it's more down to Earth... oh, wait... it may be down to Earth now but it was supposed to be about 32,000 feet above the ground!
And there I was starting to pack my bags to fly to Spain this Thursday...
Apparently, there is a national sex strike taking part in Spain. Spain's 'high-class hookers refuse to sleep with bankers until they open up credit lines to cash-strapped families'
Ok, that was a joke, of course, but the fact that a general strike is scheduled on March 29 is, unfortunately, is true.
So if my plain even takes off that day I should take my jewellery making set with me just in case my connecting flight to Spain is delayed for like half a day. Ehem...then, I hope I won't get arrested for selling my jewellery to other bored passengers wandering around the airport. That would be too extreme a vacation))
Update. April 4.
Well, surprisingly, me and my friend both made it to Barcelona on the day of the general strike! (We got delayed on our way back though, because then French air controllers decided to have their protest. Oh well...)
I gotta admit, I liked the surreal feeling of an almost empty airport. Like a scene from "The Langoliers" movie. Haven't spent much time taking pictures of it, but heres one snapshot from a video:
One thing about me, I'm not your regular tourist. I rarely go to museums, don't spend half the time taking pictures of the sights that were shot countless numbers of times and can be easily found on the internet and whenever I see a busy street crawling with fellow travellers, I take a turn to a less popular road.
Here is a picture of tourists in Barcelona, made by mike
And it portrays exactly why I hate being too close to the sights.
My main attraction is not to see another piece of art, but in another country. I like to try and experience how people live there: what city do they live in, what transport they have... how's local paella marinera
this one was great)))
Or I like to take pictures of something weird, even if its not unique to the place. For example, this thing:
Which is just a multi-storey pigeons apartment building :)
Nope, this is not where we stayed.
We chose an apartment on the 1st floor, that was actually on the 3rd. That's great, I prefer to avoid the ground floors, but funny that apartment managers fail to mention that their 1st floor is actually way higher, which you will not know, unless you decide to use an elevator:
And then there are a few boring pictures of me (love the view of the roads in perspective for some reason)
...and Spanish wines
No kidding, here in Ukraine, you won't be able to buy such good wines so cheap. Not even in the supermarkets, not to mention in bars and restaurants.
So, the trip was nice, the weather was very pleasant and...there were many more good things that I won't tell you about :)