Sunday, June 26, 2011

Holiday

Trip to Barcelona is coming soon. We are reading in a little Catalan vocabulary in our guide book. It does not have words as polar bear or kangaroo and it disappoints Dominik.
I want to take "Spanish reading" with me since I have always had a strange habit of taking something completely out of place with me to read during my holiday, as books in Italian to America or Polish and depressive essays to the Greek coast. I might end up reading Borges. It is close, anyway.
Oh, and travel books by Čapek from 1930s, they are pretty neat, fresh and nice, and interesting after all, Spain was so different ..., one can say.

11 comments:

Montse said...

Et desitjo bon viatge!!
Montse

Bohemian girl said...

Gracias!

Bohemian girl said...

Gracies!

la casita said...

Have fun, have you ever read Octavio Paz?

Alicia said...

oh! I envy you.Barcelona is my city! Since seven years ago I don´t live there anymore and I miss it a lot.
Hope you enjoy your holiday!

naturmama said...

wishing you a great trip!!!

at swim-two-birds said...

have a nice holiday Magda :)

Praha Papers said...

Bon voyage! I will enjoy all the Praha has to offer while you are away from the Hlavní město while you are experimenting with Catalan in beautiful Barcelona! Was gone from Praha for a year and a bit and am surprised at how much has changed in that time (some favourite stores are gone, more and more buildings in the centre seem abandoned; but my favourite café - MamaCoffee - is thankfully going strong :)). zdravím, Ellen

Benicek said...

I didn't know Capek wrote about England. I must get a copy of that. There was a brilliant essay by Capek translated in one of Kurt Vonnegut's books, comparing the delights of childhood in a small town and the countryside. I loved every line of it.

Victoria said...

Hope you have a great holiday! Barcelona is beautiful :)

Bohemian girl said...

Thanks for your nice wishes. Barcelona was great.