Thursday, 23 March 2017

Words in Spanish which come from Peru

One of the biggest fans of Halcombe and a loving reader of his first book written in Spanish Ser un Tusitala comes from Perú. 

In order to pay homage to this beautiful South American country, we are to show some Spanish expressions that come from and are only spoken there. Take a look!!! Perú Read this in Spanish Perú

Ser un Tusitala
Peruvian fan of Halcombe!!!!


Perú: Recontra Spanish: demasiado English: Too much

Perú: Canchita Spanish palomitas English: popcorn

Perú: Chévere Spanish: bonito, bien English: beautiful

Perú: Pata:Spanish: tío, chico English: guy, man,

Perú: Engreír Spanish: mimar, cuidar English: Look after, pamper

Perú: Flaca: Spanish: tía, chica English: girl, gal

Perú: Colectivo Spanish: autobús English: coach, bus

Perú: Bacán Spanish: guay English: cool

Perú: Huasca Spanish: borrachera English: drunkenness

Perú: Galán/enamorado: Spanish: hombre, pareja  English: lover, man.

Perú: Pituco Spanish: rico, de familia acomodada English: Rich, posh.

Perú: Ficho Spanish: pijo, caro: English: Expensive.

Perú: Chibolo Spanish: chaval, niño English: child

Perú: Botar Spanish: echar, expulsar English: expel, kick out, send off.

Perú: Roche Spanish: vergüenza English: Embarrasment

Perú: Floro Spanish: palabras English: Words, speech

Perú: Regia Spanish: guapa English: Pretty

Causa limeña: postre típico del Perú-Typical dish from Perú.

Ceviche: plato típico del Perú a base de pescado-Typical fish dish from Perú.

Hope you have discovered new words and have found this interesting. Perú

Lastly, you can watch a humble TV interview with Halcombe

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Terrorist attack Nice, France

I lived the terrorist attack that took place in Nice last summer. Nice, France

It is now when I realize everything. It is now when I openly think about it. A mortal terrorist attack was round the corner. 85 people died. 303 were injured. I was too close to it.

Living a mortal terrorist attack

                                 14th of July, 2016. Nice, France


That day it was French National Day, 14th of July. I was in Cote du Azur having holidays without knowing it was such a big day.

The highlight of our vacances did happen that day as we went from Nice to Monaco. It was such a nice day as Nice is. It was a sunny one similarly in Monaco as the picture shows. We did have such a pleasant time in Monte Carlo, yet it was going to end in tragedy for France.

When we came back to Nice there was an incredible parade by the beach. The exhibition was marvelous; you could tell it and you could appreciate how beautiful and outstanding arrangements were. Read this in Spanish Niza, Francia

Terrorist Attack

Our hotel was called Universe which is only 10 minutes walking away from the Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée, where a terrorist was killed by French Officials. The terrorist had driven a truck through a main street for 2 evil kilometers.

We did not see the parade at the same place where the terrorist attack happened. Nonetheless, it was so close I am trembling while recalling it.

People were seeing the display only 20 minutes away from we were. We did not know anything that night. It was such a big party everywhere. We had dinner and see the city centre. The ambience was unique.

But the following morning (although we did not even know what took place) we had petite dejeuner and we walked throughout the streets.

Everything was quiet, somehow empty, the atmosphere was especially strange. It was more than clear that something important had happened.

There were helicopters flying and police everywhere. Some people carrying flowers and plenty of television reporters standing by.

They had cordoned the area off, but we did not realize at that moment the seriousness of what was happening. You felt the sensation, the distressing mood but not completely.

Later on, I watched French television but my command of French it is no so fabulous. As a consequence, I did not fully understand a terrorist attack had actually happened.

As I was on holidays I did not even have my mobile phone with me. We did not know anything at all.

In fact, we left Nice and France without realizing it. But afterwards, I spent one week with no internet, no mobile devices nor watching television. I was tired, exhausted. Read the end following the link Terrorist Attack, Nice, France