Travel like a Local
May 4, 2016 // by Jamie// 4 Comments
Victoria J. Yore
May 6, 2016 at 11:11 am
Very interesting! I know we can’t compare Spanish to Latinas in Florida, but I feel most Spanish speaking people I have come across (grouping as a whole) portray these traits. Rudeness in crowds is my #1 complaint though.
December 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Well I don’t know if I would consider rudeness to be a Spanish trait 😉
I do what I want to
December 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm
Hehehe, as a Spaniard and an expat I understand the love/hate relation between things in one culture. Just a couple of things:1) if you live in Madrid and you think people walk slow, just don’t move to another city; 2) finding dog’s “business” al around, there are people with 0 consideration for others (and they are a national disgrace) and there are plenty of street dogs that you can’t control. Hope you enjoy the rest!
December 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm
I’m working under the assumption that Americans walk faster than most other cultures, as that’s what I’ve been told, so I’m sure you’re right! It’s definitely culture shock to switch from the American go-go-go attitude to the Spanish “stop and smell the roses” walk!
I hadn’t thought about street dogs! In my neighborhood there were plenty of stray cats, so that may have something to do with it, as well.