In the IPA, foreign languages provide no barriers!

12 Feb 2019

Chris Morgan In Spain December 2018 4During December 2018 I spent a few days in Spain. The relevant travel form was submitted, and on arrival in Benalmádena Pueblo, I met up with a longstanding local Spanish IPA Member, Francisco Martin Perez, and his wife.

Señor Martin, as he liked to be called, could not speak any English, and I do not speak Spanish. We therefore had an interesting couple of days - communication was a challenge! But in the true fashion of IPA friendship and hospitality, and with the assistance of ‘Señor Google Translate’, and sign language, we had a great time!Chris Morgan In Spain December 2018 2

The hospitality and generosity of Señor Martin and his wife were indescribable, nothing was too much for them.  On the second day, the IPA president of the region, Francisco Bueno Muñoz, also came along. Again he did not speak English, but as on the previous day, we all got on really well, and had a memorable time in Spain.

Since getting home, we have exchanged several emails (via Google translate) and now have some very memorable friends.

Chris Morgan, Secretary Lincolnshire Branch, IPA UK