Tag Archives: Spain

Falls off Erasmus’s curse (and remains enshrined the castle builder’s shirt)


In Cedric Klapisch's infamous movie "l'auberge espagnol", the protagonist, an overly hormone-controlled French exchange student purposely walking down the path to insanity, is finally exorcized before going completely mad, by an appearance of Erasmus, a 15th century humanist, towards the end of his one year exchange stint in Barcelona. Coming back to Barcelona in … Continue Reading ››

La banca siempre gana, y no nos da la gana (the bank always wins, and we don’t like that)


One thing I like about Spain is the sincerity of people living there. For some strange reason I associate the sincerity and down-to-earth attitude of people with a certain type of (female) voice. This was the reason why the demonstration against bank bailouts in Barcelona I participated in, was an especially heartwarming experience. In … Continue Reading ››