Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Scenes de Córdoba pt 3

Yesterday, I was walking from my apartment to a new cafe where I was meeting up with some of mis chicas to plan future trips. Usually, since my apartment location is very central, everyone meets on my street. This was the first time I walked by myself to Cort Ingléis.

On the way there, I asked a nice, 20-something year old boy if I was going the right way. He ended up walking me the entire way to the cafe, since he said (?) that his apartment was nearby anyways.

Before I continue, (since I know you're reading this, Mom) let it be known that this wasn't creepy at all. It was broad day light. And this boy was seriously so kind and patient with me. Maybe it sounds creepy when it is being told second hand, but if you were there you would have also seen how nice and not serial-killer-esque this person is.

On our walk, we spoke spanish together the entire time, even though I felt like a baby when listening to him talk. I learned that he was studying for his LSAT and that he has lived in Córdoba all his life. His number one choice for law school is in Barcelona and it is one of his favorite cities, even though he has rarely travelled outside Córdoba.

It was a really nice walk and I am so glad I put myself out there and talked to a local. "Excuse me, how do I get to..." is probably my most fluent phrase in Spanish as of now (So surprising! Said no one). This may be one of the first times where being a direction-inept Asian has seriously benefited me. It's such a great way to meet nice non-serial-killer locals. 

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you had a good walk :)

    But it is never too cautious!