Archive for August 1st, 2008

Espania

Friday, August 1st, 2008
Can you spot the tourist?

Can you spot the tourist?

Welcome back to the decaying first class cabin of the Spanish Talgo train, where a passenger across the aisle from me just had her seat back completely collapse backwards. Behind me is a lady who is trying very hard to delay the slow but inevitable emotional collapse of her young child. The train is jerking and creaking along, shedding pieces with every bounce and corner. I am very glad to be here. In a reprise of my old role of playing the photo finish, I boarded the train and sat down exactly 2 minutes before it started moving. And it left 2 minutes late. It all started with (more…)