One of the main changes is that now I travel more. Definitely, I needed a lot of travelling. And the funny thing is that, in some cases, my trips are a little bit Language-Continuity-oriented. Many of my posts had left me with a feeling of "I want to go there one day", and that's actually what I'm doing now.
A few weeks I went to Monteagudo, a town near Murcia, in the southeast of Spain. We visited the impressive castle of Ibn Mardanis, the Wolf King (see picture on the right). Ibn Mardanis was a powerful ruler of the taifa kingdom of Murcia, and also an interesting historical figure, as I explained some years ago in this post. The other day I finally had the chance to visit the place where his palace and fortress once stood.
Caves with prehistoric paintings are also in my travelling agenda. During the Christmas holidays I visited the beautifuil town of Albarracín and its sorrounding area, where I had the chance of enjoying some fine prehistoric art. As an example, this little white fox painted on a wall at the Abrigo de las Tajadas, near Bezas (Teruel). The photo can also be seen in my Flickr page, here.
So yes, time for travelling and also for other things. Las summer, for example, I made a film-directing course in Valencia and I actually had the chance of shooting my first short film, which I signed with my pen-name, Tadeus Calinca. When I wrote the script I was not thinking of linguistics or human language or communication, usual themes in my blog. However, somehow the film is about language, or rather about communication, or lack of it. Anyway, here's the link so you can judge for themselves. I hope you like it!