Mi Bodeguita del Medio

While my blog is named after a restaurant in Havana I hope to someday visit, here you will find musings, rants, political incorrectness, thoughts on Indian Nationalism, strong straight-forward opinions and tid-bits.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday blues

The weather in this city is so unpredictable. One day its cold as hell and you wish you had taken the thick jacket. The next day when you do, it is hot and you come back sweating in your clothes. Similarly, since I've arrived, my spirits have been like the weather. Up and down. I guess its because its all new. One day I'm so happy to be alive, the next I don't know what I'm doing here (¿qué coño hago aquí?).

Well, hope that once I start working, I don't have time to think or to be bored, or to wonder about these things.

For now, a few observations. You know you are in Spain when:

- you cannot walk on a main street without passing by a bank every 20 metres.
- you see dead stuff hanging from the ceilings of bars (jamones).
- you have your after-lunch coffee at a café while the girl next to you has a beer.
- you see women with 4 inch pencil heels walking all over the city with no effort whatsover.
- you ask for a salad and it arrives with egg, tuna and (of course) jamón.
- (Abha, I am really only noticing this now) - favourite hairstyle for young women (below 18) is the mullet.


  1. Nam- Not really a comment, but thought you mighty like the link to 'Montage-a-google':


    so you can make silly pictures like in the museum!

  2. haha thanks, will check it out :)

  3. Queremos una version en castellano!! jejeje

    Un saludo

  4. ¡Lo he estado pensando! A ver si llego a traducir algunas cositas...

  5. yeah like i've always wondered.. how DO they walk in those heels allllllllllll over the city!?

    N wat the hell is a mullet? pls post a pic so my ignorant self may understand.. :)

  6. Jyoti, a mullet is a hairstyle that has short hair in the front and long at the back. Now I have to tell you how to look it up?! Just look up the word on google images darling!