Wednesday, December 28, 2005
It was something remarkable to experience in Venezuela as even the newspaper will get in the spirit and publish some special news as part of the pranks, always keeping the footnote in the last page stating which ones were not real.
For those of you interested in the history behind celebrations, today's celebration celebrates the Massacre of the Innocents, or the day when Herod gave the order to kill all the boys who were less than two years old, as he felt his throne was in jeopardy as the Magi came in town asking for "He that is born King of the Jews".
One mental note for those that are superstitious, it is said that in this day you should not lend anything (be it money or any other object), as then you will never see it again.
So keep that in mind and go play some pranks on your friends, as they will not see it coming ;-D
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
After a snowing day in Brussels it was time to get on the plane and fly to Cairo for a week of work, it is definitely something which I love from my new job, the opportunity of exploring new places.
Although the day started catching a bus at 5:30 am, with some almost melted snow falling in Brussels, and an overcast weather all the way into Zurich airport, and the fact that my plane from Zurich was changed and delayed a bit. It was a great time to relax and enjoy the view of
white Zurich, something captivating.
I decided to have a little nap and recover some energy while waiting for the plane to be de-iced and take off and without noticing it I slept during the whole take off and 15 min more. After that I was awaken by the warmth of the sun, so I opened my eyes and grasped the amazing view of the white Austrian a and Italian Alps, I have to say it was a really wonderful thing to see as outside of Zurich we had a clear sky and the sun was being reflected from all the snow covered peaks. It made me think about spending some days during winter in white Switzerland, something I really hope to do sometime soon.
That view made me realize that sadly I left home my travel companion - my Olympus camera, so this time I will have to take in everything and save it in my memory, without being able to share it (at least physically) with you guys.
This is just the best way to start my trip to Cairo, I hope my stay there is even better.