Posts Tagged: train

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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The dream engine frames me

Mostly my friend F, in fact, who I was on a train with, on our way to a conference or something where she was going to speak and I was going to be her sound, slides and confidence assistant, as we did before. When we changed to a small grass-green local train two plain-clothes policemen

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The train in… well, a total of 5 countries

That is: what I did on my holidays, part 1. Four countries each way. The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy on the way out: 19:10 hours on paper but actually turned out shorter because the night train left late. Italy, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands on the way back: almost exactly 24 hours because of

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To the South

Semi-liveblog: we went from Paris to Hendaye on a very uncomfortable TGV without internet and I think also without a power outlet, even in first class. I took notes from time to time while beta-reading a friend’s story. Slightly edited (the post, not the story) for clarity and consistency and with added Hendaye-Irun, but I

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