The Cock Ups Continue. 2nd August 2016

Cock up number 4

There are lots of things you have to guess at when your abroad, some times there are clue’s and some times there doesn’t seem to be anything other than pot luck.
When driving you often come to point where the road layout or the procedure seems to defy logic. In those circumstances you just have to go with your gut.

A classic example of this is shopping. Not quite as life threatening as driving but just as complicated.

We use Skimmed Milk and its always a bit of a challenge picking the right one from the myriad of choices.
If your lucky you see a big ‘0’ on the packet which indicates zero fat.

When you get experienced you know that the pinky coloured cartons are skimmed and the green are Semi.

Even better you start to get a handle on the language so ‘Leche’ is milk and ‘Desnetata’ indicates Skimmed.

Not so easy is recognising the difference between, say: Shower Gel [Gel de ducha] Shampoo [champu’] Conditioner [acoadicionador] and Body Lotion [locion corporal].

Which is how Jaki came to cover herself from head to foot in Hair Conditioner this morning.

Even worse, we still don’t have any water so she cant wash it off but I suspect she will become slightly Bubbly as the morning wears on.

For my part i love the chopped ham (like SPAM) with slices of chilli pepper in it.
Sadly the one i bought yesterday didn’t have green chillies as I expected but olives. Not quite the buzz I’d expected but hey!

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