expeditions

Sevilla

My head is full of stuff. We’re so glad we’ve got this apartment: we have a teeny tiny courtyard that’s perfect to sit in and eat and drink delicious things and do nothing (or read, or blog, or talk; we might roleplay but haven’t got round to that yet). Yesterday we found our bearings in

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Barcelona-Sevilla (but first food)

The last evening in Barcelona we met friends for dinner: in their neighbourhood, first with a beer in their social club, and then in their favourite restaurant. It’s amazing that people (three youngish guys: two in the kitchen and one waiting tables) can have a restaurant where they do nothing at all to the interior,

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Barcelona (part 2)

Church Sleeping under only a sheet did the trick. We didn’t need to get up so early as yesterday anyway, because on Saturday there’s no Catalan service at 8, only a Castilian service at 9. When we were walking to the church we passed a cafe and I said “if CafĂ© Mono is closed we

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Barcelona (part 1)

We wanted to go by train all the way, and already had the tickets! Then SNCF decided to strike two out of every five days, and one of those days was the first day that our Interrail ticket was valid and because it was a special bargain price we couldn’t change it. Travelling later, skipping

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Dordrecht!

Celebrating the forefeast of Spouse’s birthday (which fell on Sunday so we wouldn’t have time or energy to celebrate on the day itself) with a little city trip. We’d planned one day in Dordrecht and one day in The Hague, and booked a hotel room (a suite, no less) in The Hague for that. Took

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Winding down from Worldcon

On Monday afternoon, Heather came to Deventer! Fun was had, touristing was done, yummy food was eaten. The perfect way to wind down from Worldcon gracefully. And because I’m too lazy to write that up as well, you can read Heather’s adventures here. Here’s a double-author selfie we took when she was going away:

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Around Worldcon: travel

A Post in Two Parts. With an Interlude that’s Nothing But Links. Warning: may be long. AMS-HEL Up at 4:30 to catch the 5:33 train to have enough time at Schiphol for my 9:55 plane, because I’d been warned about the enormous holiday queues. But of course holiday queues don’t happen at 7 in the

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What I did at Worldcon: Sunday

This was my bonus day! Granted, it was only about half a bonus day, and next time I go to a con I won’t take the last feasible plane on the last day but the first feasible plane on the next day. Or even later so I can go to the Dead Dog party and

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What I did at Worldcon: Saturday

First thing at breakfast I got some lingonberry juice on my dress. Fortunately it was a red dress (my ordinary red dress, not yesterday’s velvet), so it didn’t show. Later, at the station, we saw a door that was pretending to be the other gender. Disclaimer: we don’t know what genders doors can be. (And

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What I did at Worldcon: Friday

I wore my finery. I seem to look sort of unhappy, but that’s probably because I was having my picture taken. Amber necklace, a pair of amber  earrings and one different amber earring (can’t wear three different amber earrings any more since I lost one of the little globes in Galicia and the other broke

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