Oxford Street Army

The best way to get to know a city is trying to live like a local resident whilst there. That’s why I woke up early this morning and headed to Oxford street to see how people start a typical work day in London. I dived into the moving crowd to realize my presence and feel their energy. The well dressed men and women were marching down the road as an army of modern-day industrial soldiers. I felt that this morning is like any other and I sensed the determination, will power and strength. The rhythm of our steps were echoed on the old building walls, windows monitored our powerful movement. Crowds were coming to join us from the narrow tube station gates and the whole road was filled with the feeling of battle. You have to live like a shark in a city like this: keep moving, swim in the seas of challenges or get ready to go down. The coffees are not for wandering around, you go in, go out and you slip your morning fuel from a paper cup. This is not Paris, this is a center of business and you have to be the best and strongest version of yourself. As I was walking amongst them I had to think about my possible spot in this food chain. Could I survive here? Would the city bite pieces out of me or could I concur and be one of them? I guess you have to be in it to win it. I just wish I knew how many dreams have come true here…

Postcard from Barcelona

First thing you realize arriving here is that Catalunya is full of patriots. There are flags all around the windows and balconies. Big, small, new, faded. These proud Catalans want to make sure that you know where you are.

The early March morning sun smiles on the window shades on Gran via and this reminds me of my journey in the cities of Sud de France. Before I could reminiscence about these memories I suddenly see the human river of Las Ramblas with the yet naked tree banks on both sides. My veins start to fill with blood and I realize I am not in a quiet French city. This is Barcelona, a vivid and colorful adventure, so I better jump in like a cannonball.

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