It’s March and it has been two months since I was with Monica. And as it’s just been my birthday it’s a really good idea to celebrate it a bit longer in Barcelona.
Visiting Barcelona in the coldest time of the year… Is that a good idea? Well, it’s still a lot warmer there than in Assen, so I wasn’t too worried. And flights in February were well priced too. And well… excuses aren’t really necessary for visiting my girlfriend again, are they?
Having finished my vacation in Italy, I started work with an intense training (TMAP Testing) including a grueling few weeks of studying, trying practice-exams and skipping a lot of fun events. I really wanted to visit M. (and Barcelona) after the final exam, either as a prize or to help me forget a bad result. Either way: Barcelona it was to be.
My girlfriend M. might be living in Barcelona, she hails from Guatemala. And so when I saw that the museum in Hilversum is hosting an exhibition called “Guatemala – The Battle” I simply had to go and visit this. Last Saturday seemed like a terrific day to get on the train and visit Hilversum.
As my love had visited me in May and we’re to go on vacation in September, the end of June was a good moment for a visit to Barcelona and see M. before my colleagues vacations start in July. And so Wednesday evening on the 24th I travelled to Barcelona once more to find M. waiting for me at the airport
When I first visited my girlfriend in Barcelona in January this year, we attended a concert in Jamboree by Dani Nel.lo. As I had planned another visit to M. the past week I saw that Dani was playing again. This time in Luz de Gas and it seemed a good plan to go to another Dani Nel.lo concert as we’d both enjoyed it a lot the first time.
Huge metropolitan cities have a vibe of their own. Not only is there a normal daily routine, but the constant invasion of tourists make the city buzz with anticipation, activities 24/7. Having visited Rome, Paris and New York, I now (finally) visited Barcelona and I loved it! Every minute of it.
As an avid reader of JapanCameraHunter‘s blog and in particular the section ‘ What’s in the bag?” where photographers allow a little peak into their various camera-bags, I thought it would be a fun idea to share mine. Especially as I am now finally able -as so many of JCH’s blogposts do- to include an actual Leica :) This then is the setup that will accompany me to and into Barcelona.
I’m starting to get the hang of vacationing. Took me a while, but the pieces are slowly starting to fit together. And so it was a good idea to have short city-trip at the end of May. The chosen destination: Paris!
Back in January I was talking to a colleague of mine who takes a keen interest in the history of the 2nd World War and who very much still wanted to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp. Since that’s an emotional trip it’s better to do it with friend or family member so you can talk about the experience afterwards. I haven’t got as much interest in it as my colleague has, but I do think it’s well worth a visit so we set about to arrange the trip.