March 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Weird 965 views

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This morning I went, as I do every day, to the local grocery store to buy bread and something to make for lunch.

It’s a family owned shop, called Susinos, and everyone that works there is very polite and I normally get several “Hola Erik”s when I enter. Today, as I was waiting in line to check out, a woman came up to me and…

Woman: Did I just hear that your name is Erik?

Me: Yes.

Woman: Are you the Erik with the blog about Colindres?

Me: Yes.

Woman: Oh wow! It’s so good to meet you! I have a friend in Australia who is coming to visit, and he’s been searching the internet for information about Colindres, and he told me that he’d found this blog by an American, and he’s seen pictures of the port, and the market, and…..

Me: Yep, that’s me! I’m pretty sure I’m the only American around here. Glad I could help.

Woman: Well, it’s so good to meet you. Hope to see you around!

This has absolutely got to be the first time that a complete stranger has come up to me and asked if I was “that Erik”, knowing me only by reputation. The Susinos employees were pretty impressed.

So if you’re Australian and are coming to visit a friend in Colindres, sign up and leave a comment.

That’s all for now. I gotta go sign some autographs…

  • Betsy

    First Iceland and now Australia. You are getting quite a worldwide reputation.

  • Both in the same week, too!

    I might have to start an English-based Cantabrian tourism business.

  • I hope you won’t let all this fame go to your head and make you forget all the little people who helped you get to where you are today.

    Seriously, that is a pretty cool thing to have happen. Although it’s also the sort of thing I live in fear of. More and more, Google + blogs is becoming the equation by which normal people learn real, current, usable stuff about distant random places.

  • Paul

    It is amazing. Try this on. I was a tenth into the latest Steven King, and starting to enjoy it when I wandered onto sgazetti’s blog/site. Meandering there, I saw reference to a 1992 Joseph Heller sequel to Catch-22 that I had never heard of! I mean, along with A Separate Peace and Cat’s Cradle, Catch-22 shaped my mind back when it was malleable, so I knew I had to stop my King book and charge into Closing Time. Good old Yosarrian hasn’t changed. So . . thanks sgazetti. Small world.