Posts Tagged ‘spain’
I scribbled this on a piece of paper, hungover, sipping coffee alone in Z on a sunny Saturday morning a few weeks ago.
You caught my eye that morning sitting across the room. Watching me blabber about something. I smiled at you you smiled because it was a sunny day? In the evening, later You came up to me and sat across the table sipping beer We talked about the day The nice people around us. We discussed your research and watched a friend get a waitress's phone number You said I shouldn't be shy I could get a phone number if I wanted to. The topic drifted to places we'd been the tourists in your home town how many were from Hollandesa and why. You said Spanish girls like Dutch boys I don't know. You said it it was hard to hear me from opposite the table. So you sat next to me Your lips next to my ear Your face close to mine. It was a really loud bar.
On a recent trip to Spain I bought and read Rolf Potts excellent “Vagabonding”. I was reluctant to get a “self-help” book, but it was not too bad.
The author clearly has done a lot of travelling and the book has a lot of useful (and practical) advice. Some of the advice is specific to vagabonding, but a lot of it also applies to being on the road in general. Well worth a read if you do any kind of travel outside of your home country. He also kept an on-line travelogue about travelling round the world without baggage, which is also worth a look.
I still have vague plans to go vagabonding, but the thought of quitting my job and packing up my stuff and leaving everybody behind for more than a month or two still scares me too much at the moment.