Sunday, December 13, 2015

London

There's is nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere. Vivienne Westwood




One of the only regrets of our trip to Europe last year was that we didn't had many photos of us together.  We had a great amount of a mix of landscapes portraits of one of us.    

We knew it was something we wanted to be different this year.  Both of us are against selfie sticks and the reality is that when you asked someone to take a photo you don't always get the best photo.   When I saw Laura from Aspiring Kennedy photoshoot in Paris I knew it was what we needed.

We book a photographer though Flytographer.  They are a concierge service that help you hire a local photographer in 65 cities.  We had an amazing time walking around London with Emiliano and got amazing photos a few days latter.  I highly recommend the service. 

PS. This is not a sponsored post! I am just sharing a service of a startup that worked really well for us.









Thursday, December 10, 2015

52 books in 52 weeks. November

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live"  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone




A book with magic 
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling (5) 
I grew up with the Harry Potter books. As a fan, there was not other book with magic that I could have choose.  The books are written in a way that fires your imagination, no matter your age and have positive advices. It was a truly magical reading experience again.

A book that scares you 
The man in the high castle by Philip K. Dick (3)
The premise of the book sound interesting, an alternative time after the World War II.  The Allies lost the war as a consequence the United States is divided between Germany and Japan.  I read the book because I want to watch the Amazon tv show and it felt me deeply disappointed.  I kept expecting more intrigue or adventure.  Not my kind of book. 

A book set during Christmas 
Halfway to nowhere by Elena Aitken (3)
It takes place in Halfway, Montana where Nikky and Becky, high school best friends, reunited after 10 years of secrets and untold stories.  This was a good book to read on rainy cold days with a blanket while having tea.

A banned book 
The color purple by Alicia Walker (4) 
This is a powerful and emotional book about 2 sisters, Nettie and Celie and how they grew up in rural Georgia in the 1930's.  I found it hard to read because is written in southern accent.  Although it is really well written i wouldn't recommend it, I found it really sad.

Other books I recommend:
   

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A soccer game in Spain

El fútbtol es lo más importante entre las cosas menos importantes.  Jorge Valdano


On our recent trip to Spain, we wanted to go to watch live one of the best soccer leagues: La Liga. The BBVA Spanish soccer league, known as La Liga is played by 20 teams.  Each team plays two rounds against the other teams, once home and once away for 38 weeks, each week is called a jornada.  After the 38 weeks the team with the highest amount of points will be the Campeón de Liga.

While we were planning our trip we realized that there was a game to be play during our stay in Madrid, but not any game, the derbi madrileño. A game between the two soccer teams from Madrid: Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid. This is more than a game, is an old rivalry between los blanco (the whites) and los rojiblancos (the red and whites). 


The derbi usually has season records attendance and tickets sold out fast. We couldn't be more excited when we got the tickets.  

The day of the game, we took the train to the Vicente Calderón stadium, the closer we got to the stadium the more rojiblancos were on board, people from all ages, many father and sons and even grand fathers and whole families.  Except for a few, the whole stadium was cheering for Atletico, all wearing red made. 

From the moment the players where at the field the passion was afloat.  The stadium is impressive and the ambience is hard to beat, the crowd sang and cheered the whole 90 minutes.  Everything is debated and criticized from goals to plays of the opposite team.   Non stop emotions during the whole game. 

Real Madrid dominated the first half of the game and scored early in the game by Karim Benzema.   A penalti kick was stopped by the Real Madrid goalkeeper, Keylor Navas. The Atletico managed the second half and it ended in a tie.  

As Mexicans we grew up around the passion that soccer creates and as Real Madrid fans this was one in a lifetime experience that won't be easily forgotten.  HALA MADRID!