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culture shock from spain

Culture shock from Spain is not that shocking

ScreenShot2012-12-20at15533AMEven though I’m here for one week and I still have another one available for visiting and get shocked, I can’t say that I met a massive cultural shock though Spanish culture. Maybe because their lifestyle is pretty similar to ours, or because I feel too safe knowing that I have relatives here. Even so, there are some interesting facts about this country. Here we go:

  • there are lots of foreign people, but I can easily say which one is a native, because all of them look like my friend Jose; and he’s Mexican.
  • they count ground floor as the first floor; so if in Romania a building has 10 floors, in Spain it most probably will have 9. :)
  • I was afraid that they don’t speak English. They don’t. They understand it although and they answer you in Spanish. Or they nod.
  • If you tell them that you understand Spanish, they panic. I don’t know why.
  • I’m still not sure if I’ve landed in Madrid or London. It has been fucking cold and rainy ever since I got here. I knew that Spain is becoming a desert somewhere in the far, far away future, not a lagoon.
  • they have mexican food with different names.
  • for one of the most civilized countries from Europe, they have lousy internet connection.

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  • G3ordan

    Ai vrut sa spui de fapt 11 etaje?
    Nu numai in Spania conexiunea de internet e slaba, multe alte tari mult mai avansate economic decat noi stau mai prost ca noi la capitolul asta!

    • Nu, 10 etaje. Nu avem noi cladiri de 11 etaje in Galati.
      Dezamagirea vietii mele cu internetul…

  • G3ordan

    Ma referam la faptul, daca am tradus bine, ca acolo parterul este considerat etajul 1, deci nu ar trebui etajul nostru 10, sa fie la ei 11?

    Macar de atat putem fi si noi mandri: http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/

    • Ba da, asa este. Mersi. :D

      Foarte tare link-ul. Abia astept sa ma intorc la conexiunea mea de internet.