Toni is from Tarragona, a town in Catalonia, Spain, about an hour south of Barcelona. He has lived many years in Barcelona and now lives in Salzburg, Austria, from where he writes a very nice and thought-provoking blog about his experiences in a foreign land, speaking another language. He is very thoughtful and open-minded about his experiences and I really enjoy reading his blog. It’s also one of the few places I get to practice my very bad, untutored written Spanish. I tell myself that one day I’ll be able to chat with him in Catalan…
Earlier this week, he honoured this humble blogger with a nomination for the Thinking blogger award. I am now to naming five bloggers that make me think. Here they are:
1. Erin, from a wandering woman writes from Spain because she’s now wandering through the camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage/walk/trek that I’ve been wanting to do for years. Every time she posts a little note from her eventful walk, I dream a bit more of the day I step on that ancient route…
2. JP, from Narratives: adventures of a history grad student because she reminds me that grad student are also supposed to have fun!
3. Clotilde, from Chocolate & Zuchini for making me dream of savoury scones and wonderful salads
4. Bruna, from Vida em Barcelona, for making me wistful for our life in that wonderful city
5. Cablegirl, from 42, because I knew her personally in grad school, lost touch, and we have now reconnected over the blogosphere. Her blog is smart, funny,and show that there is life outside the academic world.
Sorry for not posting much this past week but the term has certainly caught up with me. I have a pile of essays to mark, I’ve organized a workshop for tomorrow afternoon, and I have some serious Hebrew studying to catch up with. And my thesis? It’s sort of in the backburner…. sigh….