Tuesday, 19 September 2006
After take#2 at the flight (*grin*) I got here last night. Met by Carlos at the airport in the south of Tenerife, then driven up to Santa Cruz in the north. We met up with a fair-sized group of the locals and went out for pizza. I'm happy to be here; the local people are bending over backwards to include me in conversation, despite my lack of Spanish. They seem to be a really friendly group.
Then across to the university at La Laguna this morning. My 90-minute talk about Debian went very well, in front of 40 or so people. I don't normally like public speaking very much, but it helps a lot when I'm talking about something I know very well. People were clearly interested in knowing more about Debian, and asked some good questions at the end. The slides from my talk and some photos will appear on-line at some point when I find a decent net connection.
For the rest of my time here, people have suggested a few touristy things to do, and have offered to show me around. My thanks to René, Carlos and the others - it's great to be here!