Thursday, May 20, 2010

Travels: Literacy

It must be the season for book fairs in Spain and Portugal. I saw booths set up in parks in Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon. I wandered through them but didn't buy anything as I don't know any Portuguese and minimal Spanish and I couldn't bring back any more luggage due to flying Ryanair. 



Oriente train station, Lisbon

While in Spain, I realized just how much Spanish I had learned in high school. Of course I had forgotten a lot of it since but I managed to buy bus tickets in Spanish with some gesturing and ask for directions too. I mean, I know more Spanish than I do Danish and I'm living in Denmark. I was hopeless in Portugal...

1 comment:

Julia Smith said...

whoa, check out all those books!!! Wish I could have gone--I totally need more books in Spanish (no, not really, but...)