Today, one of our members made a post in Spanish.
It got me to thinking........when we are in Aruba, we very rarely are in a situation where English is not spoken.
I have had some difficulty at my dentist office there with the office manager but nothing too difficult.
Our most difficult time was when we drove over towards the donkey sanctuary and got pretty lost.
We asked a gentleman how to get to the donkey sanctuary and he had no clue what we were saying and we too were clueless at to
what he was saying.
Finally i said the word "burro" and he smiled and motioned that he was getting into the back seat.
He got in, directed us by saying yes or no and we traveled another 5 min and we were there!
He came in to the sanctuary with us, sat on the porch with the manager and had a bottle of water. while we played with
When we were leaving he hopped back in the car and we dropped him off where we had picked him up.
It was the oddest thing, but probably one of the nicest experiences one could ever have with a total stranger.
We offered him $10 and he declined, so Paul took his NEPats hat off his head and gave it to the guy as a thank you.
Although language was a barrier, we worked around it.
Here in my city in W central Florida, even stopping and asking for directions would not be recommended outside the gates
of my community.