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Catalan Culture 2004 Class Blog

miércoles, octubre 29, 2003

Assignment 4

Already my last assignment on the blogger, time is flying! What ar the differences between here and home. The first big difference is the use of time. For example in Holland I have my breakfast at 7.30 and lunch at 12.30 and my dinner around 18.30. Here it´s much later. I did have to get used to having dinner rather late. The other thing I noticed about Spanish people and time is already mentioned by someone else to. Spanish people are always late! For example yesterday we had to be at school at 8.15 to take off to Port Aventura. In Holland we will be there at 8.10 so we can take off at 8.15. Here however most people arrived ten to fifteen minutes late (be punctial?). Also the times of going out are different. At home we go out around 11, but here it is no fun being in a discotheque for 3 more or less.

I do have to agree with what Rita wrote, that Spanish people are more warm then they are more north. They are very friendly and helping, if you try to speak Spanish though. But there´s one thing which suprised me. The ´younger ´ people don´t stand up for the ´older´ people in the bus, which is rather normal to do so in Holland. When I stood up for an older men, he looked as if I did something crazy. And I also wonder why it is that people always take the seat as far from the window as possible, how can anyone else take a seat there easy?

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