Hello and welcome to our first official “On the road” post from Sunny Madrid. And thereÂ´s one detail that I really should begin with. IÂ´ve seen the sun for the first time in weeks, and it feels pretty damned good. Allow me to illustrate:
To draw a really crude/nerdy analogy, itÂ´s like IÂ´m superman. As everyone knows, Superman is like a giant solar battery, so if heÂ´s hurt, he goes into the sun and gets recharged and is all healthy again. IÂ´m like Superman. It feels so good to have the sun right now.
With this stated, it may come as no suprise that IÂ´m loving it here. Not having to go into work every day is great, but couple that with Sun, great people, the beach, and fantastic food* this really is “Phil Heaven”. I think when I die Phi Phi island and Spain will have to have a fight over where I should reside for the rest of eternity. (Wow. That was needlessly morbid)
WeÂ´re not really in a position to update a whole swathe of photos into the gallery for you all to ignore right now, since thereÂ´s not the tools to do it in this cafe to do it. However, what I can do is offer you a few select photos with descriptions (!) to cover some of the stuff weÂ´ve been up to.
Me on Top of the world in Barcelona. The view was magnificent. (Not Photoed: Me doing the “With arms wide open thing”)
Both of us.. uhh… I dunno. WeÂ´re at Monserrat – A monestary high in the hills out of Barcelona. Thanks for the recommendation Khanh!
Cal on the Beach in the Costa Brava. Not pictured: The hundreds of topless women.
Other than that, the only piece of news I can offer right now is that I ate some dud Paella (seafood stew) for lunch the other day, and am suffering from rather bad food poisoning. ItÂ´s killing me to be stuck within running distance of the hotel toilet while Cal has been able to get out and about exploring. I think it means that IÂ´ll have to come back to Madrid to catch up on all the things IÂ´ve missed – I can think of worse situations to be in.
From Madrid, Phil signing off.
(Oh! And thereÂ´s now a link to our rss feed of this blog over on the left. If youÂ´re a humungous nerd like us you might want to use it!)