Lester Golden
1 min readFeb 7, 2023

Una volta che traversi il mare ti trovi sempre dalla parte sbagliata.

Una vez atraviesas el mar te encuentras siempre en la parte equivocada.

Once your cross the ocean you're always on the wrong side.--answer in perfect, unaccented English in a Spanish language conversation with an exiled Uruguan woman I met for ten minutes at a concert in Barcelona in 1981 when I asked her if she'd adapted to life in Catalunya ten years after fleeing the coup in Uruguay in 1971. Sometimes you learn the most from the shortest meetings.

Ho imparato italiano nella casa d'un enologo torinese a Cavoretto (Strada Fioccarda)--Barolo di 16 gradi senza sulfiti.

He aprendido castellano en Sevilla, Madrid y Barcelona cuando el cadaver de Franco era aun calido (1976) i Catala en Barcelona en 1980-81.

Agora vivo em Porto, voltando na lingua Portuguesa que aprendei no verao da revolucao dos cravos de '74.

C'est la vie.

https://medium.com/world-travelers-blog/innocent-abroad-living-in-spain-while-fascism-dies-4cb28c02be94

Lester Golden

From Latvia & Porto I write to share learning from an academic&business life in 8 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal&Spain in1974 & 1976.