Paris Tiene Español

When bopping around Europe, the fact that everyone speaks a different language becomes readily apparent. In places like Croatia, you’ll see the majority of signs and instructions written in English, German, and Italian. Sometimes they’ll even toss in Slovenian or French for good measure. It’s a similar case in other countries and in other cities that see tourists or are a crossroads for many people.
There is one language that is generally missing in all these groups though and that is Spanish. It is just not there. Places like Montenegro will even have Russian before they’ll have Spanish. Obviously, if more Spaniards went to these places, then they would have more Spanish translations. So, it is the case that Paris will generally have three languages: French, English, and yes, that’s right, Spanish.
I blame this in a large part to how Spaniards travel, which is to safe destinations like Paris or Venice. It is only the truly adventurous souls that go to the strange destinations and that is really only possible because they speak multiple languages.
For me, it was a bizarre sight to see, since everything in California is always in at least Spanish as well as English. Not seeing Spanish for three months was a bit weird to be honest and I have to say that I kinda missed it, because a mashup of English and Spanish means that I’m home. Oh, it’s true that I was in Spain for a good chunk of time, but even there, I saw more Catalan than Spanish. Someday, I suppose I will have to actually see Spain proper and go for full Spanish immersion.
Paris Tiene Español