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Monday, 17 October 2005

Maspalomas diary 04 - Water, water everywhere...

On this morning we had the only bit of really bad weather all week. It poured with rain for the morning and this caused all the water to get switched off across the whole site.

At the beach we wandered off towards the old lighthouse and visited the avenue of restaurants and the commercial shopping centre. A line of waiters/touts outside each place tried to entice us in.

The great thing is that most of them assume tourists are German (90% here are) and so they all call out "Deutsche? Deutsche?"

This gives a great opportunity to have some fun with them.

"Deutsche? Deutsche?"
"Non, Je ne Deutchse pas."
"Ah, Bonjour Monsieur."
"Mais, Je ne Francais pas aussi."
"Eh?"
"Je suis Anglais."
"English?... Oh... Hello."
"Adios."



We ventured into the shopping centre and I managed to talk Hayley into letting me buy her another bikini. We already had a lot of them with us and had done quite a few photoshoots in the dunes and in the sea. But the more the merrier is always my motto in that sort of thing :)

We picked out a nice one and the woman in the shop asked if Hayley wanted to try it on. Hayley said yes and this led to another badly translated bit of English.

Pointing to the bikini bottoms, the woman said "You must wear the string over your sleeve."

Maybe she meant the top. I don't know, but it painted some weird images in my head.



This is the day we bought some postcards and started writing them while drinking some cocktail called a Gran Canaria, which looks like red diesel, tastes okay, but feels like you've drunk red diesel afterwards.

Our balcony is right near to the poolside stage where they hold the evening events. Mainly it is a disco for the Deutschelets (As I have christened the small army of German kids that invade the pool on a daily basis).

I thought the twee syrupy Deutschelet music was bad enough, but nothing could prepare me for German karaoke. All of the songs were well known English songs but with drunken Germans singing them.

Then one of them started on The Beatles and I thought I might throw myself off the balcony.

1 Comments:

Blogger Richard C. Lambert said...

At the beach we wandered off towards the old lighthouse and visited the avenue of restaurants and the commercial shopping centre. A line of waiters/touts outside each place tried to entice us in. more details

13 February 2016 at 22:47  

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