Barcelona – food and big data

Back to this lovely city. I’ve been here twice before, almost 2 weeks the first time, during xmas two years ago, again almost 2 weeks in the beginning of my journey through Europe, in April, and now 2 complete weeks again. I bought the flight in a bad timing and it cost me about 140€, with everything included. I had my big backpack, plus my small ones, and I needed flexibility in case I changed my mind. If you’re traveling just with a small backpack and a hand bag you can get it much cheaper – the same flight would have been 80€.

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It has been three months and a few days in Prague. So some last information about prices in Prague, in case you’re thinking of visiting for longer periods of time:

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Lyon and thoughts on languages

As I’ve mentioned before, I was traveling to Lyon from Barcelona through idBus. It was a great choice in the end. I found them through carpooling.co.uk, because they were a partner company to that ride sharing platform. They do a lot of itineraries in France as well as some connections to nearer countries such as Spain and United Kingdom. For 35€ in a night coach to do around 640km with WC, wi-fi (although I was going to sleep mostly), power sockets to charge equipment and large chairs, I thought it was a cool deal. We left at 11pm of 14th April and arrived the next day around 7am. We stopped after entering France, to have our id’s checked and we did a hour stop later, to eat, stretch, etc.

1.900km

1.900km

During this stop I’ve met and talked with a very nice couple, Onofre and Adelaide, who were catalan (he) and italian (she), since I don’t talk catalan we talked italian. They were going to Lyon on vacations and from there to the middle of nowhere, a calm spot near a monastery, to enjoy nature and calmness. This is a portrait I made of them when we arrived and also a sneaky portrait of a gay couple who met upon arrival.

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Materiality – Forthcoming exhibit

Hello everyone,

this will be a different post – content wise – from what I’ve been doing up ‘till now.

Levada's Factory

Levada’s Factory

I’m gonna talk a bit about a forthcoming exhibition that will open by the 30th of April in Tomar (Portugal). I’ve been invited to this exhibition by Inês Moreira and Gonçalo Leite Velho. Inês Moreira is an architect, curator and Phd in Curatorial Knowledge by Goldsmiths in London, with whom I’ve worked before. Gonçalo is a teacher of archaeology with a long interest in media and currently manages a project called Materiality, which delves into questions surrounding the topic. He’s also the current director of the Art & Intermedia department at Tomar’s Polytechnic Institute.

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