Im here to announce that Surviving Pangea has taken an unexpected turn. Due to legal issues and having to deal with some stuff in Spain, I have been force to leave the US and fly back to Madrid. Nothing serious, just things that have have to be done if I want to keep on traveling.
I will, OF COURSE, continue drawing and spending time on my sketches so I guess that this second book will be something like MIAMI > MADRID > LONDON (because I might be traveling there in mid Feb for an exhibition). It makes everything special in a way, I guess.
I like that this happened so it will make drawings more intense and the contrast will be great. Miami was being kind of boring after the first 15 days there. I didnt expect that to happen, to be honest. I mean, I do not regret the trip to Florida but I thought things were going to be different. In a bad and in a good way. Dont get me wrong, I DID have a great time!.
Anyway, Im back in Madrid and, besides doing boring paper work, I will have the chance to meet my friends and family left here. But I want you to remember this:
SURVIVING PANGEA STILL CONTINUES!
My trip back to my the capital has been a REAL NIGHTMARE. I was hold at Miami´s aiport for 5 hours because I had a bullet belt in my bag that was considered a dangerous weapon. After a million questions and explaining to them that it was JUST A BELT and that I wasnt going to kill anyone in the US or Spain or ANYWHERE, they made me put it in cardboard box apart from all the rest of my stuff. Then they wrapped my bag with an electric orange tape that said CAUTION! DANGEROUS! TERRORIST WEAPON! EXPLOSION! BABIES DEAD INSIDE! NAPALM! IMMIGRANT! MOLESTER! OUTSIDER! REJECTED! CONTAGIOUS! . Then they added some more stickers just in case it wasnt enough.
OF COURSE, my bag never arrived to Madrid so I have lost ALL MY BELONGINGS. Im homeless and I have been traveling with my bag around the world with EVERYTHING that I own.
Now I only have my boots, my pants, a pair of underwear, dirty socks, a black denim jacket, a black jumper and a black tshirt. Thats all. No more.
Its freezing in Spain and I dont have any winter clothes. Damn!. I had cool stuff in my bag and now its gone. Well, just clothes and some awesome stuff I have been collecting traveling. Thats all. I can still live.
The funny thing is that I have a really sharp cutter, scissors and a compass in my hand bag and no one said anything a the passport control. That is ok, I cant kill anyone with that, right?. Cool, well done. As usual, americans do the right thing. This is so lame. They are still so vulnerable and are so scared that they dont know what to do. When you are scared out of your mind and so obsessed with protection is because you know you did (are doing) something VERY wrong.
Watch you back, uncle Tom!.
Before leaving Miami we went to the Museum of Science because we didnt have anything else to do and we thought it could be fun. Well, I have never seen anything so decadent and sad in a long time. I was really mad when I saw how they have snakes and other reptiles there, in tiny little cages, with fake vegetation, dirty water... Even dead mice where rotting just by the snakes. When animals lose their appetite in captivity its means that they are stressed and probably will die soon.
Man, that was so disturbing. That place must be shut down. Kids there wont learn ANYTHING good, prff...
sweet coconut grove
it seems that everyone has been playing the same stupid game this christmas