23 November 2020

El amor en los tiempos del corona: Those who Failed to Keep Up

We are living in a new normal now. We work from home, we love video calls, we don't shake hands, we refrain from meeting other people as much as possible. All in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. Plenty of rules and regulations have changed which affected all of our daily lives. Yet it seems that for some people, this is not an issue, and that they still want to live in the old normal, so to speak.

21 November 2020

A Week in Franconia: Old Town Nürnberg

After spending three nights in Bamberg, and two nights in Bayreuth, my last stop would be Nürnberg, where I would spend three nights. This is perhaps the biggest city I would visit in this trip, and therefore there was plenty of things to see within the vicinity. After reaching the main train station, I easily found my hotel, and since there was already a free room, I was able to check in earlier than expected, and drop my bags. Immediately after, I explored the Old Town, which was quite extensive.

19 November 2020

Resisting Change

Change is not embraced by everyone. And sometimes I also find myself in that situation. For example, this blog. I've been writing down my thoughts and downloading my pictures for years now in this platform, mostly treating it as a prosthetic extension of my memory. I have an established rhythm and method of creating posts, which I have been using for years, until suddenly, there's an update regarding how things would work. So I find myself needing to pick up the pieces again and learn what has been changed, and adapt my rhythm accordingly.

17 November 2020

A Week in Franconia: Bayreuth's Neues Schloss

Almost every town I visited in Franconia seemed to have a palace one can visit. Bayreuth is nothing different: at the edge of the town centre there is a palace that is open to the public. So I checked it out.

15 November 2020

El amor en los tiempos del corona: Cancelling Another Vacation

I have too many holiday allotments remaining for this year. And unfortunately, it is company policy that we all have to take them within the year, unlike pre-pandemic periods when we were allowed to roll them over up to the first quarter of the following year. So I actually planned to take one week off this November. Knowing however that things can change rapidly, I didn't make any fixed plans, and all the plans I had were cancellable. And yes, as with my October plans, I had to cancel these too.