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Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby. The tabs beneath the header photo link to other blogs written whilst I was living in other parts of Spain, to my articles written for the now defunct TIM magazine and to my most recent photo albums.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Clunk Click

One of Maggie's pals gave us a lift into town the other day. I noticed I was the only person who wore a seat belt. After an evening's drinking the same person drove home. I have no idea why I didn't walk.

Different behaviour. Sometimes when I say to a Spaniard about putting on their seat belt they tell me that the police never patrol the road they intend to use. It's the same with alcohol. Not the consequences for themselves or others but the possibility of being caught and fined.

Even more bizarre is their attitude to cars and children. In general Spaniards fuss over children; hair ruffling is a sport. But children standing inside cars, sometimes on the front passenger seat is widespread.

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