Spain: Doing Things Differently

One of the interesting things about living in another country is the way they do things differently. Sometimes it can be frustrating (eg. not having a good second-hand economy, so that many good things go to landfill). But most of the time, it is fun.

I have never seen an outdoor escalator in the UK.outdoor-escalator

Or, an outdoor lift.

lift-to-nowhere

We are all big fans of the culture of going for an early evening walk and having a couple of drinks and pintxos (tapas). Especially Billie.

pincho-time

Billie wouldn’t be so keen on going to the mall if he had to go into one of the kennels you can rent for a euro.mall-dog-kennel

And I love the way mundane things are made amusing by names that don’t translate well.

bimbo-bread

Or even those that can be perfectly understood, like this sign in a local kitchenware shop with fascinating-looking drawers that can’t be opened.

fun-sign

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About ahallatt

Cartoonist and writer. My first illustrated chapter book, FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club, for kids 8-12 is out on Amazon. More at alexhallatt.com
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