How NOT to Learn New Words in Spanish
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
315Trip End Ongoing
During the bus journey here, I met Liat, a nice girl from Israel, and then two more girls in the hostel, Lee and Caroline. We decided it would be a good idea to rent a car for a couple days to cover the long distances around the peninsula and to the places where the animals hang out. This, as it turned out, was actually NOT a good idea, however, I have now added a few more words to my spanish vocabulary!!!
"Volcar" has several meanings, however, in the automotive sense (which applied to us) volcar means to roll over. After that happens, you have yourself a "vuelco vehiculo"...an over-turned car. Occasionally, in situations like this, one may notice afterward that you have a couple "pinchas", or flat tires. Finally, the "grua" comes to pick up your sorry ass and your stupid little car... grua means tow truck or car carrier. Our little mishap was not as bad as it looked and everyone was fine and came out without a scratch. But the car was screwed. After catching a ride in a tour bus to the sea lion colony at Punta Norte, we were all able to jump into other cars and finish seeing the peninsula and get a ride back to Puerto Madryn.
All is well. Note to self: do not rent car with three chix and let them drive on loose gravel roads. I'm off to USHUAIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!