13 December 2019

My Fourth Visit to Spain: Metropol Parasol

After Cádiz, I took the train and headed for Seville. It was easy to find my way to my hotel from the train station. I was staying at the north end of the Old Town, and so after I dropped off my bags, I headed south to explore the area. And the first thing I bumped into was the Metropol Parasol.

11 December 2019

The 66 Lakes Trail: Leg 13 - Leibsch to Halbe (23 km)

Since we had quite a few weekends with great weather during this autumn, I went out and continued on hiking the 66 Lakes Trail. This time, I headed to complete Leg 13, going from Leibsch to Halbe.

09 December 2019

My Fourth Visit to Spain: Museo de Cádiz

During my brief stay in Cádiz, I explored the Old Town, which is basically a tiny sliver of land jutting out to the sea. There's plenty of interesting things to check out in this small space, which is surrounded by water on numerous sides.

07 December 2019

Book Review: The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie

This was a weird book. I must say, if not for the last 50 pages, I would have hated this book. And perhaps at the same time, this is one of those books that is the reason why I read books all the way to the very end, even if I have a feeling that I hate it. Because you never know if you will like it at the end.

First things first: this is not the novel that I would recommend you would begin with, if you want to start reading Salman Rushdie. He has many other novels that are way more accessible than this one. I would say start by reading The Enchantress of Florence first, followed by The Satanic Verses. If you like those two books, then go ahead and read this one.

The thing is, things are so complicated. Fucking complicated. Complicated to the point that sometimes I think things are just made complicated for complications' sake. Then again, it is typical Salman Rushdie: things are always complicated.

05 December 2019

My Fourth Visit to Spain: Catedral de Cádiz

After spending time in Cordoba, it was time to move again. This time, I packed my bags and went to Cádiz, where I spent one night. And after finding my hotel, I dropped off my bag and checked the town. The first thing I bumped into was the cathedral, which was very prominent, and had a yellow dome.