That title sounds a whole lot fancier than Ham and Cheese for breakfast and if the Spanish is better I say, roll with it, or … Que Rollo. (don’t translate that, it’s probably something completely different)
I’ve been taking Spanish lessons for quite a while now and the past 2 days have taught me that I need to be a much better student. My Spanish is woeful… Sure it will get me by, but it really is bad. A woman in a cafe couldn’t understand a word I said, and I don’t think it was because they speak Catalan here and not Spanish. But back to my lessons and trip.
When I left, I said to myself, it’s ok if I forget something, Spain has shops.
I forgot my sunglasses. This was an easy fix. There is a mall across the road from my hotel that sells ‘gafas del sol’ Easy. I learnt that in Spanish Class. I also forgot moisutriser. Crema del cara. Easy, I learnt that in Spanish. I also forgot my razor, but oddly remembered razor blades. For this I was stumped, I didn’t learn ‘razor’ in Spanish and I also didn’t learn ‘band-aids’ which I also needed. (unrelated to having blades but no razors)
Razor, you can imagine is a pretty easy charade to act in a shop in front of a woman who speaks Catalan and a horde of customers, but Band-aid….how to you mime that without having scores of customers look at you like you’re a freak…and probably talk about it as well….
The moral of this story is either, A- pay more attention in Spanish class, or B- don’t shave your legs or hurt yourself ever. You choose, I need to finish my Jamon y Queso.