Sunday, July 6, 2008

Horgen Kulturenfest

We ended up at a Kulturenfest (Cultural Festival) at Dorfplatz in Horgen yesterday afternoon. We ran into it on our way to the grocery store and decided to stop by the festival on our way home.

The food looked great. But because of the heat I was in the mood for a fruity alcohol drink. I had sangria in mind but didn't see a Spanish station. However, the Portugal booth had a significant amount of alcohol sitting on their table so I headed in their direction.

Unfortunately none of them spoke any English. They asked me if I spoke Spanish. And I had to tell them no. Speaking only English can be really frustrating at times. Like when you are trying to find a drink.

Anyway, I ended up with a shot of liquor in a shot glass made of ice. Not exactly what I was looking for but it was good. Then I asked for a beer, or bier in German. Sounds the same so maybe I'll just stick to pints in the future.

I walked away with two goals in mind. First, to learn German. I find myself running into more and more people who do not speak English. And second, to go to Portugal.

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