divendres, d’octubre 15, 2004

Siesta and other things in my mind

Now I really understand why people here in Spain are taking a siesta for every day. I have noticed that just beeing in the class like few hours and you get so damn tired. My eyes don´t really stay open and that is not because I have been in a bar or just slept too little. It just because of the air. Also ofcourse for me it is more harder because I have not experienced before and cause of the pollution. Maybe it´s because all of those things but still I think because lots of places are open so late it´s good to have the siesta and I understand that even I really don´t always like it cause for example I´m coming from the school around 2 o´clock so there is no stores open that I would like to visit and that sucks.

Another thing was that I have seen so many cars parked so strange places and many people use the all of flickers just to put the car where ever they want whenever they want. And in every car of this city has dents or scratches in their cars. Also the car´s are parked usually so near to another car that you can really go out from the "hole".

And everywhere there are scooters. One man said to us that everybody has their own scooter in the Barcelona. I can believe that one because if I would live here longer I would buy a scooter also not car because with scooter is easier to moove and maybe faster also in the city. And I would not like to have so much dents and scratches to my new fine car.

Maybe because of the scooters there is no bicycles on the street. Yeah, I have seen a few but not much. And that´s bothering me because I hate the pollution so it would be more fresh the air if here would be more bicycles than scooters or cars. I really don´t know why here people don´t use bikes? In our hometown in Finland we use lots of bikes and maybe because we have so good bikeroads and even in winter time when there is lots of snow we use bikes...can you imagine that...really...every morning they clean the roads from snow that it is easier to ride with the bike.

That´s about it for today....or this week...now I go home to eat something and then I´m gonna have my "late night" siesta. After that may go to some (cava) bar with other finnish students or maybe we stay inside and watch our "new" television that we got yesterday. I want to learn more spanish and it is good and easy way to do it. Ofcourse we save money also if we just stay inside and watch tv and don´t go out to spend money for those expencive clubs.

Take care,

Sini