"Crash course" in Spanish
Trip Start Aug 25, 2008
49Trip End Dec 16, 2008
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Well I got a dose of my own medicine. Everyone in my raft was fluent Spanish, so the guide called commands in Spanish instead.
For example "adentro" (inside and brace for impact) and "delantero" (paddle forward) really sound the same to me when shouted in the middle of a Class 4 rapid so there were some rather awkward moments where everyone in the raft was inside and bracing while I was paddling forward and vice versa.
The water was freezing, but we had thick wet suits and water-tight coats, so it actually wasn't too bad. And somehow I got peer pressured into going for a swim (for a few seconds).
The girl on the left is my hero - she's a designer for Victoria Secret. God bless her!
Where I stayed