Pronunciation Challenges

Still enjoying Costa del Sol and Andalucia,  Spain.  We thought before we came that the towns of Torremolinos  (5 syllables) and Carihuela (Car-ee-way-la) were difficult to remember.  But two other close towns were even more of a challenge.  On Sunday, April 26 we took a bus to Fuengirola, pronounced Fuane-hee-roll-a.  It was a cold day, so JoAnn and I both had to buy a scarf or something for our necks.  We took the little tour train, anyway, disappointing compared with Tarragona.  Also, we traveled through the next door town, when on the bus Benalmadena, Bay-nal-MA(accent)-day-na.  (Very commercialized and more touristy than Carihuela.)  The accent is the tricky part.  They seem to accent many names so the pronunciation doesn’t follow the “regular” Spanish of second to last syllable.  Such as MAlaga and CORdoba.

Next we did some heavy walking in Malaga at the Castle; very steep path down and then on to Granada on Tuesday, April 29.  Again the walking was difficult and steep and mostly cobblestones which are difficult for all.  Jim did well with some stops to rest.  I’ll post pictures and more details next time.  Today, we are packing and enjoying the beautiful weather on our last day here.

Bundled up for cold in Fuengirola

Bundled up for cold in Fuengirola

Our apartment, Cheryl doing web page

Our apartment, Cheryl doing web page

Had to laugh at this one.  Dog waiting with

Had to laugh at this one. Dog waiting with “his”? beer.

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