Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands
When I say I’m going away, everyone wants to know where I’m going first. When I say Spain, many look at me as if I’ve told them I’m starting in Milton Keynes. Why begin a round the world adventure in Spain? The language and culture are foreign but familiar, and it’s full of wonderful people I haven’t seen for a very long time. Under no pressure to queue up for and tick off tourist attractions here, Spain is the ideal place to take stock and mentally start preparing for the journey across Russia. I have five days in Barcelona coming up, followed by another four in Zaragoza and Ejea de los Caballeros, where I taught English seven years ago. And Milton Keynes? Nice but too many roundabouts for my liking.