on sleeping

sleeping hasn´t been the best lately.

three nights ago i just HAPPENED to land the bed DIRECTLY under the loudest snorer in the albergue. Go figure.

the next night the same. I guess i´m just really lucky or something. PLUS that night Spain played Italy (all the papers the next morning said something about Spain making history…but the score seems to have been tied, so i´m not really sure what actually happened) but there was a celebration ALLLLLLL night long complete with fireworks, loud music, and lots of yelling.

last night (a monday night, mind you) i was SO pumped to have a room to myself (which i ended up sharing with this fantastic irish gal, sarah jane) in this amazing franciscan monestary. but eventually i decided i decided that spain is simply in a constant state of celebration. we think canada has a lot of holidays? well, they´ve got nothing on spain. spain has no need for a holiday, they simply party every night just because they´re alive. it´s beautiful – really – just a little harder when you´re trying to sleep because you have to walk in the morning. there were fireworks allllllll night. the spanish sure do love life.

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4 Responses to “on sleeping”


  1. 1 Overflow June 24, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    spain hasnt beaten italy in a competitive match since the 1920 olympics. it was 0-0 and spain ended up winning in penalty kicks. they play russia on thursday in the semi final so that’ll probably be an even louder night. (win or lose)=) im jealous you are in that frenzy right now. the final is sunday if they make it.
    geoff.

  2. 2 calaismarie June 26, 2008 at 11:41 am

    thanks geoff!! that makes a lot more sense of the situation. i´ll watch out for thursday. (if i can figure out what day it is today…)

  3. 3 Alli Rogers June 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Hey, you might want to try earplugs. It’s the only way I get any sleep when I’m on the road. I have the all time best earplugs that I can send you if you’re interested and can’t find any good ones. (I like foam the best.. ) try it, i dare you.

  4. 4 calaismarie June 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    oh i guess i forgot to mention that they snore SO loudly that it goes straight through my earplugs. believe me, they´re a MUST in hostels (albergues included)! 🙂


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