Return of the Shath: Brighton, Turkey, Georgia… and beyond!

Upon arriving about two hours late to the house I was staying at in Brighton for the ICCWS, my host showed me the bathroom and said, “It’s a little strange. You have to sit down to shower or water gets everywhere.” I nodded in acceptance of this fine, fine Airbnb turd because I knew this … Continue reading "Return of the Shath: Brighton, Turkey, Georgia… and beyond!"... >>

Don’t take the Leonardo Express from Fiumicino Airport

Due to Vueling running more like its horrid parent company, Iberia and less like an efficient budget airline, I found myself with a four and a half layover in Rome on my way to Split, Croatia from Barcelona. I thought, “I’ve seen a sufficient amount of interiors in airport terminals (LAX being the worst) so … Continue reading "Don’t take the Leonardo Express from Fiumicino Airport"... >>

Getting from Barcelona Airport to the center, easily & cheaply

This seems like a really stupid article to write, but after a couple of visits recently (one for a wine tour and the other a cousin I haven’t seen in awhile) I’ve realized that there is a very shitty mafia out there try to discourage people arriving at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport to take the … Continue reading "Getting from Barcelona Airport to the center, easily & cheaply"... >>

My one and a half minutes of Catalan fame

I typically find little reason to open my eyes at 7:00 but, if Catalan National TV tells me on a Thursday that I need to do this the next Monday for a short segment about the Priorat book, then I will most assuredly watch the sun rise from the train window. The end result you … Continue reading "My one and a half minutes of Catalan fame"... >>

Pickpockets of Barcelona

When sitting in the Mossos station of Cituat Vella for three hours, you’re given a great deal of time to reflect on things. For those not prone to probing the inner depths of their minds, they provide a TV on the wall playing all the latest music videos. Of course, the allure of watching a … Continue reading "Pickpockets of Barcelona"... >>