Back in the US after a 10 hour flight. 4.5 hours until the flight to Phoenix. Customs and immigration, luggage pickup and drop off, and the decision to walk from E terminal to A only wasted 1.5 of that.Read more
One last rooftop session before a birthday dinner and a long trip home tomorrow. Contemplating all I've learned here? It's a beautiful evening.
One last group excursion before dinner tonight and departure tomorrow. Sitges is a very nice little beach town where we plan to eat lunch and sit in the sun for a while. My new friends think they're going to surprise me with dinner tonight...I'll pretend I didn't overhear them talking about it during the week.Read more
It's no surprise the Spanish are good at it. Here's the rooftop playground of a school that I can see from our hotel roof.
I haven't handwritten that much in a long time. Apparently the norm over here is still basically the blue book, which I think is actually better at testing whether you can get your thoughts together quickly and express them clearly. And yes, we were in class a lot these two weeks despite evidence I've given to the contrary.Read more
Look it up...and if you're ever in Barcelona, find Cafe Alfonso. You won't regret it.
This was a company visit for a "luxury outlet shopping" operator. They have multiple villages around Europe and now in China. It looked like a fancy outdoor mall but it was all outlet. It's apparently a huge travel destination and this company does international marketing with airlines, tourism boards, etc. The Chinese and the Russians together make up 45% of sales. 4 of every 5 Chinese visitors to England go to the village there. Very interesting visit.Read more
Post-dinner session on the roof after another really tough day.