domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Postal desde la NASA

Houston, enero de 1998

De regreso de mi segundo viaje a Colombia tenía escala en Houston. Ya sabéis: "Houston, tenemos un problema...". Está el centro de control de la NASA. Habiendo trabajado un año en Darmstadt en el centro de control de la ESA, entenderéis que no podía dejar pasar la ocasión, así que me pillé un día de escala en Texas.  Pillé un típico hotelito americano, fuí a ver una divertidísima peli de Nicholson ("Mejor imposible") y al día siguiente entre cuando abrieron el museo de la NASA y salí cuando lo cerraron. Una visita impresionante
Aquí tenéis la postal que envié a casa:





viernes, 28 de julio de 2017

Viajando con GPS sin gastar datos

Cómo descargarte la zona que vas a visitar este verano para viajar sin datos. Mira el artículo en El País

Mira aquí la lista de cosas que no debes olvidar antes de viajar
Y buen viaje!

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

Hablemos de la Celiaquía y del Gluten

Todos tenemos un amigo o un familiar que es celíaco. ¡En este caso soy yo!

En estos vídeos vamos a aprender los mejores consejos y todo lo necesario para poder mantener al gluten controlado.

Video 1: Cómo saber si soy celíaco

                            

Video 2: La contaminación cruzada en casa

 Artículo de infoceliaco.com sobre la contaminación cruzada en Restaurantes


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Si eres celíaco y quieres participar puedes ponerte en contacto a través de la siguiente página web:
http://www.destmenorca.com


Materiales divulgativos de la Asociación Catalana:


Folleto trazas

Entrevista con la presidenta de la asociación catalana, Olga Custa, en El País. Junio 2017
 
Visitas a establecimientos menorquines para certificarlos con la Asociación Catalana de Celíacos 
ver nota de prensa

Experta en comida sin gluten con dos colaboradores de la asociación en Menorca
 

Aquí os dejo un video con la gurú americana del Gluten, Danna Korn, dónde explica su experiencia y recomendaciones:



Lo que sé lo he aprendido con este libro, también de Danna Korn:






jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2016

Travel check-list

In this post I'm going to give you a list, as detailed as possible, with the things you should not forget when traveling. If you think that I forget anything, please let me know and I'll add it to the list.
It is very useful to have a “check-list” to have a quick look before leaving home. At the last moment we use to be nervous and in a hurry. I've used it myself several times and I was always leaving something important at home...Sometimes I have forgotten the toothbrush, others even the credit card. I know someone that uses to forget the passport.


Traveling check-list: 

    • Driving license and ID-card, Visa if you need it to the countries you travel to or a good rescue plan when traveling without visa.
    • Any document you might have to get discounts when traveling. In our case, Balearic Island residents, we get 50 % off when traveling from/to the Islands.
    • Traveler checks/credit card and cash money.
    • If you already have the currency you are going to use from previous travels, take it with you! When I return, if it is not a big amount, I prefer to keep the money and re-use it in the future. Changing back to Euros a small quantity you loose a lot of it in commissions.
    • Camera. Better if it does not attract much attention. Sometimes an old mobile with camera it's fine, depending on your skills as a photographer.
    • Check your roaming plan before departure. Maybe it's worth to take with you an old mobile and buy an extra SIM card of the destination country. In this case, you can keep the main mobile for Whatsapp and your other apps to be used in a Wi-Fi.
    • Check how much luggage your flight allows.
    • Check if you have to print your boarding pass in advance or use a mobile app for it.
    • Check how earlier you should arrive to the airport. Usually it's an hour for domestic flights and two for international. In some airports, as Caracas for example, you will need more hours for the controls and other incidentals you might have.
    • Ask for an invoice of your flight, if your company requires it.
    • If you travel for work, you might need a laptop or a tablet to be connected.
    • If you have a frequent-flyer program, take the card with you and show it in check-in, if not done so when you have booked the fly.
    • If it is your first fly overseas with that company, ask for the miles card and put them inside!
    • Take some food/drinks with your. More important if you have any health issue.
    • Try not to check-in your luggage. It is normal to have to wait or even loose it. If you do so, take in your hand luggage your most important objects for the first hours at the destination.
    • Check that in your hand luggage you don't have any forbidden object. Ex: bottles. More information for Spain airports: Aena

      read it in Spanish

      domingo, 22 de mayo de 2016

      10 travelling recommendations



      During the last 30 years I've travelled to many countries, both for leisure and work. Most of my experience is before the Smart Phone / GPS era but anyway, here you have how I'd recommend you to travel:



      Hitch-hiking in Brittany, 1993

      1. Avoid planning too much your travel and it will become an adventure. Talk to other travellers and local people. They will suggest you the best places so visit.
      2. Learn local habits: language, food, traditions, etc. Try to behave as them. Stay in their hotels and eat in their restaurants, not in places for tourists. You will spend less money and have more fun. Learn cultural differences. For fun and to avoid offending people.
      3. Share a room when possible. In Youth Hostels (for me YHA is the best hotel chain of the world) you can always do it and you will make new friends.
      4. Don't use taxis except for urgencies. On the other hand, hitch-hike and use public transportation.
      5. Eat local food, when possible at the street.
      6. Spend less money and you will have more fun: take it as a game (try to do more things with less money)
      7. Write a diary or a Blog: you will enjoy doing it and maybe one day you can publish it. Your friends will want to follow your footsteps and in the future your kids will read you.
      8. Learn some local words: hi, please, thank you, good morning, the numbers, etc. You may end up studying the language in an Academy or travelling with a dictionary like this ones from lonely planet
      9. Travel on your own, at least try it once. You will get surprised by the number of people you meet and how easy it is. Never cancel a travel because you don't have someone to travel with.
      10. Don't use GPS, except for urgencies. With a map and a compass, or even a lonely planet guide, you will enjoy it more, have more fun and use more your brain. After a while you will be able to move in the city on your own.


      Making friends in Zhongzanlin, 2001



      Read it in Spanish 
      More recommendations - in Spanish

      Later comment:
      My friend Ana always complains that I don't recommend a hair dryer in the list of important travelling items. Just for Ana, I recommend this one:
      JATA SC371 - Secador de viaje 1.100 w

      domingo, 3 de abril de 2016

      Como llegaban los amigos a casa antes de existir el GPS



      Londres, invierno de 1996 
      En la imagen podéis ver un fax que envié a un amigo francés que me iba a visitar en Londres. Hoy en día es muy fácil: mandas tu dirección o el enlace a Google Maps y listo. 
      Hace unos años, sin móviles y sin GPS había el riesgo que tus visitas lo pasaran mal para encontrarte. Por ello enviábamos información detallada para ponérselo fácil...