Sunday, April 20, 2008

As you can see, we're moving around a fair bit now which has been great but it has definitely been more tiring as well. Here's the rundown:

We really loved this city. It reminded us of Melbourne. We stayed just around the corner from the contemporary art museum which also proved to be the busiest skate spot in the city and there was a childcare playground outside our window which proved more interesting than the 115 episodes of "The Wonder Years" that Tom has on his iPod. One thing that does suck about Barcelona is all the smokers- inside, outside, walking, standing still, eating, drinking, talking, the old, the young, day time, night time- it's always the right time for a smoke in Barcelona.

Of course this was a pilgrimage to Frank Gehry's city changing art museum but we weren't expecting such a modern and refreshingly green city. The museum was big and everything that we expected- this includes the art collection which took us back to the rather generic US contemporary art galleries but that's fine. We like pop art and abstract expressionism. In this area of Spain, they speak a very old language that no one else understands. It looks like this: vxhueal gvxekk seauxkedw.

Thank goodness we are finally back in a city with a multicultural choice in cuisine. Paris is busy. Lots to see and do and walk to and some very specific mens fragrances to track down. We are staying at Philip and Julien's home at the moment but tomorrow we head to an old boardrider friend's (Berenice) house which is also in Paris. 

Well, enjoy the photos and the fact that they have people in them but don't get used too used to it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Here's some more photos. We somehow managed to score free wifi in Italy so this post is being brought to you by the fine people at D_LINK WIRELESS (whoever they are).

The last couple weeks have seen us sampling life in a variety of Italian settings- seaside towns, dirty cities, ancient ruins, Tuscan villages- it's been a lot of fun. There is so much old stuff here- old buildings, old lemon trees, old trains, old hot water systems, old roads, old dead people who got caught in the middle of a volcano eruption, old men who hang out at sketchy money laundering places that look like coffee bars, old pizza because we bought it at 3pm, old nuns who sit in your reserved seat on the train and pretend that they don't speak English so that they don't have to move- I could go on but I think you get the picture.

We are ready to go to Spain.