Fast Train to Paris

Figueres, Spain. In a mod­ern, open lounge area for trav­ellers, we sit with about 100 oth­er pas­sen­gers – some wait­ing for the Madrid train and oth­ers for the TGV – in French: train à grande vitesse (high speed train) to Paris, “The City of Light” (not only as an...

People are really nice in Texas

I’ve just been out and about in Galve­ston, TX doing what we all have to do: pick­ing up some stuff from var­i­ous shops, and its sud­den­ly struck me that peo­ple are real­ly nice in this area. I don’t know why but I had the stereo­typ­i­cal image of the aver­age...
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