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Day 0: The story thus far

Left Manila yesterday at 8PM. Arrived in Barcelona via Zurich about two hours ago. I’m at Catalonia Avinyo for the night. We change hotels tomorrow as the city of Barcelona is fully booked. While we were claiming our tickets from Zurich, the counter girl asked us “Why is everyone going to Barcelona?!”

We’re here for Mobile World Congress 2011. Anyone that matters in the industry of cellphones, tablets and wireless connectivity are here. Except Apple. ‘Coz they’re smug like that.

My mobiles for this trip include a BlackBerry Torch from RIM and my HTC Mozart. The latter has really bad battery so I brought along my portable charger and the extra phone as reinforcements. On the camera end, I’m taking along Chie’s G11 and a S95 which was lent to me by Canon.

Oh, did I mention we flew business class? Business class! Big thanks to SMART for flying us over to cover MWC 2011.

That’s me and Andi Manzano on the plane to Zurich from our Hong Kong stopover.

Everything is a bit taller in Zurich.

Flying Swiss implies an overload of Swiss Chocolate.

And a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps.

From Manila to Hong Kong. From Hong Kong to Zurich. From Zurich to Barcelona. We’re here! And behind us, our cabs.

And this is the view from my hotel room. Presenting the lazy Sunday streets of Barcelona.

Lunch in a bit and then we’re going to check out the conference venue find something to do!!!