Wednesday, 13 May 2009
I went to Antwerp, Belgium this weekend.
It's all about bikes and beer.
No really, it's more about music, art, community, culture, and all of those nice things that we miss a little bit living here in Valladolid.
I've lived in a lot of different places ever since I was a child, and so am good at just adapting to my surroundings.
As content as I am here, however, this weekend made both of us miss living in a dynamic, arty city, and one other thing:
The friends that we stayed with live in a sweet little quarter with pots of flowers in the footpaths and a pedestrian-type pace.
Our house is beautiful, spacious, white and wooden, and filled with streaming light. It's also incredibly ours. However it is situated above the main road connecting Valladolid to Madrid, and most other places. Traffic. Horns. Sirens. -In other words, sometimes we also crave a bit of silence. Like now.