Finally, photos

OK, so everyone who was waiting for some photos from the trip, I have some available now. Check the Photo section.
2Sep
Location: West Hampstead @ 13:50

Last Week

I guess it is that time of the year. My brothers are all back to school — or work term, and my slightly skewed European schedule has given me this month free. But it can't last forever and I have recently finalized my plans to head back to Spain for my final project. I am in no way looking forward to writing this dissertation, but I plan to make a good show of it and I suspect that the end results will be satisfying for myself and hopefully for whomever is charged with evaluating it. What I am looking forward to is to return to Spain and see some of my friends again after a couple of months away. Unfortunately, as I'm sure I've mentioned before, not everyone is returning to Spain this term — most staying to do their project here in the UK.

However, because of the UK hand luggage restrictions and as a chance to visit one of my friends, I am taking a circuitous route back via Brussels. I am taking the Eurostar train from here in London to Brussels, where I will spend a couple of nights visiting my friend Ken. Then it is another inconvenient flight on Ryanair into Valladolid from the Charleroi Airport near Brussels. They always seem to win me over with their skimpy prices even this close to the departure date. So I need to take a bus ride to get to Madrid once I'm in Spain, that is no different from the commute from most airports to civilized locations.

With tickets finally booked for this trip back, I am feeling a little bit better about it. It also finalizes the fact that this is the last week I will be in the UK. I leave for Belgium this Sunday and then my flight to Spain is two days later on Tuesday. My only hope is that it isn't as hot in Leganés this time around. It would be a new experience to have a warmer winter.

19Sep
Location: West Hampstead, London @ 10:35

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Taken
2006-09-26 15:40:32
Exposure
1/60
Aperture
f/4.0
ISO
100

My room, already amassing a new mess, back in the warmth of Spain

After another twelve-hour travel day (starting at 3AM this time) I have arrived in warm, sunny Spain back to the familiar comfort of my old room and the familiar discomfort of living where no one can understand you. But, I plan to make the best of it and I think it will be a good six months. I had a great time in Belgium, and for those people waiting for an outline and some photos, you will likely have to wait until tomorrow because I am beat. But maybe I'll get my second wind later this evening and we can talk then.

26Sep
Location: Leganés @ 10:48

Not A Toy

Not A Toy
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Taken
2006-09-28 14:55:47
Exposure
1/25
Aperture
f/4.0
ISO
100

In a multilingual continent, one must use images to convey meaning.

I was unpacking a set of speakers that a colleague left with me and I noticed the unusual and admittedly somewhat humourous safety icons on the plastic bag which contained the subwoofer. Enjoy.

28Sep
Location: FAM, Leganés @ 10:04

What Now?

Well, it would seem that for the most part, my Europe Adventure is over. It has been an amazing time. Now, I am reviving the ailing colinbate.com and going to make a go of it over there. All the best.

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