Station / Estación # 32: San Lazaro

No es raro que gente de la calle aqui me habla en inglés.

A menudo será ‘Hey!  What’s up dude?’en inglés perfecto o casi perfecto de mexicanos que han vivido mucho tiempo en EEUU.

En otras ocasiones, puede que sean aquellos que vienen más cerca del lado de humanidad que incluye los borrachos.  Vienen a hablarme y tal vez darme un abrazo también mientras practican su inglés que realmente no existe.

Fueron hombres así que encontré en San Lazaro y rapidamente tenía amigos nuevos.  Colaboraron felizmente con mi proyecto así que no tuve problema en colaborar con el suyo y les di unas monedas.

Entonces, de repente me confrontó un cactus gigante tipo pulpo con tentáculos largos!!

Llegó la lluvia para sacar un poco del olor fuerte de orina en el aire y ya se acabó mi visita a San Lazaro!

It’s not unusual for folk on the street here to speak to me in English.

Often it will be a ‘Hey, what’s up dude?’ in perfect or near-perfect English from Mexicans who have spent a lot of time living in the US.

Other times, it may be those more inclined to dwell closer to the drunken end of the spectrum of humanity who stumble up to utter some vague attempts at English.

I encountered gents of the latter ilk at San Lazaro and promptly I had two new friends.  They happily collaborated with my project so I was happy enough to collaborate with theirs and handed over a few coins.

Then, all of a sudden, I was confronted by a great octopus-like cactus with sprawling tentacles!!

The rain arrived to clear away the strong smell of urine in the air and my visit to San Lazaro came to an end.

6 thoughts on “Station / Estación # 32: San Lazaro”

  1. Thanks for your comment on my page, Peter. Meanwhile, following the Metro: what a great idea for a blog! San Lázaro here is my favorite station. The late-afternoon concerts (Thursdays and Fridays, from what I’ve seen) in the andenes next to the micro parking lot are usually well-worth a long pause in the daily commute.

  2. I went to San Lazaro yesterday when I arrived on a bus from Puebla. I notice a few people attempt to speak english… I always reply in spanish though because I like to practice 🙂

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