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| WHY I LIKE SPAIN SO MUCH (A radio
interview with Brian Ard about his recent trip to Spain)
In August of 1999 I went to Madrid, Spain, on my honeymoon with
my wife, Miriam, who is Puerto Rican. She understood everything
they said, but I only understood "no", "si", "cafeteria", and
I liked it so much because they were really friendly and liked
to party. They don´t like to go to bed. Four o´clock in the morning
there is like four in the afternoon here. In fact, you can´t find
a cafeteria or a restaurant that has few people.
They do drive fast over there. Everybody was passing us on the
highway, and I saw a sign that said "120". I asked my cousin if
"120" was miles per hour or not, if it was the maximum or minimum,
and if there were any cops to stop people from driving so fast.
Also, people liked me. I was driving slow, and a cop with a machinegun
stopped me and asked me for my driving license. I only had my
fishing license from Asturias, and he laughed a lot and let me
go on driving.
In Segovia, in a church, I saw a dead person, a saint probably,
laying in a glass casket. He was decayed and nasty. It made me
sick. So in Spain they leave some people in churches to die.
The country is a little crazy, but a lot of fun. They are always
celebrating something. They have all these statues for virgins,
which is rather odd. We must have some virgins in the States,
but we don´t make statues for them!
||permiso de conducir
||luna de miel
(to have a good time)
||( limpiar ) raro
||señal de tráfico
||to go on