About the author and this blog

Pablo A. Calviño, cruise, convert writer, expat, thinker, libertine and poet was born in a small Spanish village in Sierra Morena on a cold winter morning during the sixties. A middle child in a family of five siblings, the early years of his life passed in the pastoral environment of his homeland among peasants, olive trees, livestok and equines until, eventually, the family moved to Madrid, where he did most of his studies and graduated as a ship engineer. Later on, he became a meteorologist and worked for the Weather Forecast National Service for years, meanwhile studing laws and police science, for which he got another degree. Afterwards, he has also been working as a hostmaster.

But his true passion, as corresponds to the son, grandson and great-grandson of seamen, has always been to travel. Since, with his first car, he took a trip around Central Europe when still a teenager, he has been a relentless traveller, though he prefers to consider himself a tramp, or perhaps a rover. He has visited many a country and lived in a few of them; and, to the present day, he’s a keen observer of people, cultures and life, which he regards almost with an anthropologist’s curiosity. By the time of this writing, he still doesn’t have a permanent abode; but, while in Spain, he usually splits his time between Madrid and his home village in the Southwest.