Viajablog is a blog that, as our motto says, does not stop traveling. One of our editors is now in Holland, another one goes to South America in a few months for half a year, another one toured the world for a year and the undersigned spent the same time traveling through Asia and Oceania. All our trips have been full of enthusiasm, adventures, fascination and the occasional bad experience. But traveling is facing new things, discovering smiles on faces that are not familiar, wandering around corners of strange cities and trying a dialogue between outsiders and natives.
Many times we have flown by plane, in first world countries and in developing countries. Sometimes we have suffered delays, cancellations or, as in my case, they have made me disembark when a fault is detected shortly before taking off. Also, unrelated to travel, we have suffered the loss of friends or family, within that roller coaster that is life.
For one thing and the other, and because we are human beings, we understand the anguish and pain that, right now, overwhelm all family members and friends of the 153 deceased in the tragedy of Barajas. Less than 24 hours later, I think it is not the time to point the finger at uniforms, be they blue overalls or white shirts with gallons, because there is still a lot of confusing information.
From Viajablog, we believe that it is time to send a message of encouragement and support to those who yesterday had a relative or friend aboard the JK5022 flight from Spanair, even if we are not one of us or our acquaintances.
Surely you, the readers who have been following us for a year and those who have recently told us between your usual readings, will understand that this post does not have jocular photographs or comments, but pain, pain and tears contained.
List of deceased, El Mundo (PDF)