Exotic food and Canadian eccentricities

Maybe exotic and eccentric are not words you can use when posting something in English on the Internet as somewhere a reader is bound to be familiar with whatever you describe. Well, humour me. Let’s start with some food you can see on the supermarket shelves. On the left of the picture you can see…

From the highest tower in Toronto

You might have noticed my absence for a few months. Or not. I was in Toronto performing a scientific study, which is hardly news. And you might be wondering… was it cold? You couldn’t care less about my research. I asked myself the same question every morning. Luckily, the building in front of my apartment…

Catalonia inspires Poland

During my last trip to Poland and bearing in mind my nationality, I’ve noticed the Catalan presence in Marie Curie’s country. There’s the old classic: people speaking Catalan in every city. We’re a few millions, but we travel a lot. Anyway, after running into a Catalan family in Reykjavik, a couple of Catalans in Polish…

Tour around Poland 2014: About the country

Last year I toured around Europe just visiting friends; this summer I’ve visited friends around Poland to learn their language. Allow me to keep the linguistic experience for another occasion and to focus on the most remarkable details about the country, which might be of your interest if you’re considering visiting it. Staying with my…

TE13: ‘Berlin is ugly’, native dixit

I left Le Mans to take another plane, this time from Paris to Berlin. Fifteen minutes before the scheduled taking off, the boarding gate was changed and the plane took off twenty minutes late. This wasn’t, however, the most interesting flight of my trip. My first impression of Germany was that the Germans aren’t excessively…

TE13: Cork in short

As I said, my next stop was the country that smells like goat, smell that can be noticed when leaving the plane. Let’s remember this was the visit that set me on this tour around Europe. My friend and her boyfriend were waiting for me at the airport to drive me to their humble mansion,…

TE13: The forest surrounds Ljubljana

Having fallen in love with Iceland — in summer, though; I can’t stand the cold —, I headed for Slovenia, where a girl I hadn’t seen for nine years — since we met in a two-week trip to the Netherlands — was waiting for me. There was a one-night stop in London on my way…