Since we don’t have a car, we are living the life of transportational logistics… do we ride in a taxi, take the metro (the subway), the bus or even what looks to be an above ground tram? Or do we need all of the above? I haven’t figured much out yet. I know the bus that will get us to the school. And I know if I hop in a cab it hopefully will eventually get me to my destination. But it’s hard! It’s exhausting!! The cab drivers pretty much only speak Catalan so any form of any Spanish accent I may have learned in high school doesn’t get me anywhere. Doug was telling me lastnight that the letters “ny” in Catalunian is like an n with the swirly thing over it.. if I had a spanish keyboard I could show you.. it’s kind of pronounced like enyay… Anyway, I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten in the cab to tell the driver to please take me to the the kids’ school which happens to be on Martinell i Pena…. and he takes me to a street (calle in Spanish or Carrer in Catalan) called Martinelli… 15 minutes in the opposite direction of Martinell i Pena… notice the space between the Martinell and the i… when you speak it, you might not hear it. So I carry notes, my iphone to show emails that have addresses in them to the driver… my iphone so I can google map where we might be headed.. it’s crazy and did I say, exhausting!!
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