A long trip. 2 hours from Central America to Miami, 8 hours to London, 1 more to Amsterdam: added 6 connection to 17.
The biological clock becomes accustomed after hibernating as a bear on the plane. But the stomach is not yet; so at midnight I had to find some coffee and cake.
Crossing from Boston to the UK at dawn, with 59 Centigrade below zero outside and traveling against the horizon ... it definitely has no comparison.
|For now, only preparations, my friend Juan, a Spaniard who works in the Netherlands for years is at the registration table next to the elegant Christine. In the main room they prepare the audio that is taken out of tremendous drawers, they rehearse the effects and they place signs in the salons. Everything that happens before, and that nobody imagines in the Gala awards. |
I was struck by one of the banners, the welcome in the languages of the representative countries. The style is the contextual cloud of tags that blogs and WordPress put in fashion.
|Accommodation at the Wyndham Apollo Hotel, in general, is very good. Nothing else missing what almost any hotel ready for tourists in America: The wireless network. |
They offer an internet TV service, but it's a drag. The mouse is a button that you have to shoot like those little red balls from the first laptops. The LAN service for 10 Euros the hour seems like a robbery ... as I would say Obelix:
Nederlanders zijn gek.
|And the weather; a delight 8 degrees centigrade at its best. |
Nothing to do with the Caribbean environment, but for these people it is a privilege to have sun a couple of hours at the 1 in the afternoon, just when most businesses open. I take advantage of some old people to go out for a coffee on the sidewalk and take off the scarf for a while. My children, on the other side can not place me; the 8 hours of difference barely gives them to leave me messages and help me keep alive the cattle of the farm.
For as long as it arrives tomorrow, look for a power adapter and that chess of Obelix collectable pieces as long as the frost does not fall. And then to take refuge in the lobby in the heat of mara Of xfm fanatics, with a good Cappuccino & amaretto and a sushi from the Japanese restaurant Yamazato.
Big difference with the previous year, this time does not coincide with the finals of the qualification to the World Cup, although for my land, many say that President Lobo Good ironing the pajamas. The same social pressures, hopefully and not return the same crisis, which still does not end the previous one.