Iker and Barbara. Iker's from the Basque region in Spain. His name doesn't sound Spanish, does it? It's cause it's a traditional Basque name.
I embarrassed myself when I asked him about ETA, the terrorist organization struggling for independence from Spain. I spelled it out E-T-A, forgetting that it's actually pronounced as a word (ett-ah).
Almost as embarrassing as someone mispronouncing Tibet as Tie-bay - in front of a Tibetan man, no less! Maybe you all should ask John about that.
Worshipping in the Church of Chocolate April 22nd 2007 Geo: 50.8371, 4.36761Breakfast on the plane was a crappy, stale croissant, a fruit cup, yogurt, and a pack of raisins. Blah. Though breakfast wasn't, the landing was beautiful - I couldn't feel a thing. I can only remember one landing similar to that. Heathrow airport - I'd forgotten how big it was! I seemingly walked forever to get to the other terminal. It really sucked at t ... read more
Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions bet... ... read more