Saturday, May 6, 2017

Where Am I? / ¿Dónde Estoy?


A Mexican Mariachi band is down below on the Paseo performing in front of the Spanish restaurant that serves bland food to mostly elderly British tourists and expats.

An accordian player stood in the same spot a short time ago playing and singing — both very badly — "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean."

And our friend Jessica found a great clothing item in a local Spanish shop. It's made in China and dedicated to another European city — or maybe two.

I think this is the Costa Del Sol.


Una banda Mexicana de Mariachi está abajo en el Paseo en frente del restaurante español que sirve comida sosa a ancianos turistas y expatriados británicos.

Un jugador de acordeón estaba en el mismo lugar hace un tiempo tocando y cantando — ambos muy mal — "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean". 

Y nuestra amiga Jessica encontró un gran artículo de ropa en una tienda española local. Hecho en China y dedicado a otra ciudad europea - o tal vez dos.

Creo que es la Costa del Sol.

IS THAT BIG BEN?
¿ES ESO BIG BEN?

I wish the guy downstairs had sounded like this.
Ojalá el hombre de abajo hubiera sonado así.

29 comments:

  1. geeze, everyone knows the tour d'eiffel is in istanbul! :)

    and NO ONE can sing like ella; there will never be another!

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    1. anne marie:
      I agree with you about Ella. But, everyone REALLY knows the Eiffel Tower is in Las Vegas... or Orlando!

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  2. Unbelievable! Definitely a shirt any Trump supporter would wear. And if Le Pen wins the election there will not be a big difference between both countries.

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    1. Petie:
      Oh, please let today's election not go to Pen. What a world this will be!

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    1. Ty:
      Maybe we should all get one and make it our local uniform.

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  4. That t-shirt maker needs a good history/geography lesson!! lol
    'My Bonnie.....' is one of my ole favs! I have never heard it by Ella! Thanks!!

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    1. Jim:
      We have never heard My Bonnie played so many times until we moved to Fuengirola. The local musicians (and only the bad ones) think it's a good draw for the Scottish tourist. Bad accordion players! Fortunately only one so far has accompanied himself vocally.

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  5. I want that shirt! it's high-larious!

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    1. Bob:
      You could easily make one of your own, but it just wouldn't be the same.

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    1. Judy:
      You'll have to teach this bit of geography to your students!

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  7. Was the Mexican band for Cinque de Mayo? Use to love it when they would wonder through the streets near our home in Mexico City during the big holidays. I have to admit that Mariachi music is one of my guilty pleasures.

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    1. Willym:
      The Mariachis are now here regularly during season (late spring until early autumn). They're a large group, actually really good. In classy, traditional costume. And they even have great choreography. Sadly, I think a lot of tourists think they're playing traditional SPANISH music as opposed to MEXICAN music (figuring there's no difference).

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  8. "I see London. I see France. I see Liza's underpants!" Chanted at Liza by naughty little boys on the school yard playground when she swings so high you can see up her skirt. A memory from way back in the day and the source of confusion for this shirt. ;-)

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    1. Wilma:
      When I was in the schoolyard, that was chanted at everyone and her sister. Not just Liza. Poor Liza!

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  9. I don't remember the Eiffel Tower being in London.

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    1. Stephen:
      I can't believe you missed it. It stands right behind Big Ben. You obviously didn't walk far enough.

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  10. I love your funny T-shirt

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  11. Hi Mitchell, how on earth did that t-shirt ever get made???
    Ella is fantastic.
    Robin

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    1. Cat Lover:
      It IS a wonder, isn't it.

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  12. Well the elderly Brit will be gone soon with Brexit. That will certainly affect the economy of the Costa del Sol.

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    1. Laurent:
      I've been wondering a lot about that lately. New housing has increased ten-fold from 2015 to 2016. And so much construction sat unfinished as a result of the crisis and is finally being completed now. I wonder who'll be buying it in 2018.

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  13. It's either Las Vegas or Orlando, I'm not sure which.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      That's exactly what I thought.

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  14. Think of it as cosmopolitan. What would the Spanish rulers of yore have thought to see such mixing of so many types.

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