Posted by: janecronin | June 20, 2011

Bilingual Spanish/English Book – Sid’s Adventures in Spain #22

Calming himself down with another deep breath, he checked that the gears were now in neutral and started the engine whilst turning his head left and looking through the window in a vague search for the rearview mirror. For a split second he was amazed that Spanish cars didn’t have a rearview mirror, until he realized his foolish error. Slowly the car edged forward and Sid indicated his inten­tions with the windscreen wipers. As he moved out on the road he went for another gear change and smashed the back of his hand against the car door. “Ouch” Sid cried out loud, as he struggled to change hand, change gear and keep the car in a straight line, whilst a saloon car full of teenag­ers overtook him on what Sid thought with horror was the wrong side.

Calmándose otra vez y tomando aire, chequeó que las marchas estuviesen en punto muerto y encendió el motor mientras giraba la cabeza a la izquierda buscando el retrovisor de una manera perdida por la ventana. Por una fracción de segundo se asombró que los coches españoles no tuviesen espejo retrovisor, hasta que se dio cuenta de su error tonto. Lentamente el coche fue hacia adelante y Sid indicó sus intenciones con los limpiaparabrisas. Al adentrarse en la carretera quiso cambiar de marcha y se dio un golpe en la mano contra la puerta del coche. —¡Ay! —gritó Sid, mientras intentaba cambiar de mano, cambiar de marcha y conseguir que el coche siga en línea recta, mientras un turismo lleno de adolescentes le adelantaban por lo que Sid pensó con horror, era el lado incorrecto.

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