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Train to Nha Trang

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I believe I havent mentioned that our trip was mainly through the vietnamese coast. This was because we didnt want to catch any illness and because we were hunting the beaches ;)

After the great days spent in Hoi An, my expectations went higher. But after something that has been really really good "you bleed just to know your alive".

Train to Nha Trang

Yes, this is the exact picture of how our train looked like. We were in the top of the beds with our bags and with the same last clothes we wore in Hoi An that day. Comments in the "Lonely Planet" guide said that those top beds are "against" thieves. A recomendation if you ever plan to take a train in which you plan to stay for the night, MAKE RESERVATIONS!
This was, for me, by far the worst experience of this trip. The smell, the chinese smoking inside the "room" of the wagon, the air conditioner... it was BAD. Nha Trang is a city famous for its scuba diving and a lot of tourists go there to experimen…

Moving, all the people moving

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When I think of the word "moving", a song comes to my mind (Moving - Macaco). This "green peace" song was thought to be a call to action for all of those who felt some sort of compromise with the environment. Yes, because we all know that the trend initiated a few years from now is to show off our "cruel intentions" to help this cause.

Anyway, the reason why this song comes to my mind is that I am in process of moving!
And I truly and deeply hate moving.

It is like the 2 faces of a coin (Heads or trails). In one side the excitement of going to a new place, having even more independence, choosing your roomates, have a decoration of your taste, new neighbors, etc & in the other side the turn off of picking up everything, boxes, cleaning, stress...

Thank God I will be just crossing the street!!! From the 16 to the 15.



Hoi An (3/3)

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That night we ate at a Vietnamese restaurant, the food was egg rolls and noodles with the cool-est soda in Asia. The girls finally wore some make up and the new jewlery bought in the city. There was a bus that was supposed to take us from the "Before And Now" bar to the "Hoi An Beach Club". A huge group of people was already waiting for the bus (a 20 seat bus aprox.) but we were smart enough to hurry up in order to sit. Otherwise we would have to wait half an hour for the next bus or to catch a taxi.First impression!!! A Club in the beach!!! Simply amazing.
We met some great people from Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand... We danced, we tried the "bucket" drink (tasted like medicine, but at a certain point of the night that didnt matter).When we got to the hotel, late at night we started jumping in the bed, H.C. and I didnt let the guys sleep. Our voice was so loud, that the hotel crew had to catch our attention and scream us to let the other guests sleep.

Gran Elefant dret

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Picture taken from "Fundación la Caixa" webpage



"Gran Elefant dret" is a sculpture that was brought to the entrance of the Caixa Forum in February of the current year.
Miquel Barcelo originally from "Mallorca" was the brain and hands of this work of art.

It consists of an "upside down" elephant (Dumbo style) made out of melted bronze and with at least 7 mts of height.

I am not into art, but everytime I passed through Paseo del Prado and watched this sculpture it gave me a good sensation. Happiness, and simpleness perhaps.

Despite of the fact that elephants are so heavy, the idea of putting it upside down made me feel that even the heavy stuff can be carried. That even when one think something is entirely impossible, there is an elephant putting all its weight in its trunk. Feeling like a feather, feeling free, feeling joyful...


Picture taken from "Fundación la Caixa" webpage