At an airport

At an airport

Salón Internacional del Automóvil

Salón Internacional del Automóvil

I decided that am going to see the car exhibition in Barcelona that will be in May. I think that this is the time that I need to change something because I still didn’t buy any car and I would like to ask some experts on cars why?! I am also thinking right now about visiting few car showrooms in Spain to check prices and compare them to the American ones. There are also few branches that are not available on our car market so I would like to check how Skoda, Seat, Renault etc. look like. I think it my give me an overlook onto many things like politics of companies on different part of the world, because as you might know one model may cost few thousand American dollars more or less in different countries and I am not talking about cost of transporting cars from USA to France or something like that, I am talking about greed of few directors at high levels of car-producing companies. I am still curious how everything will look like there. I have already packed myself, bought tickets online and right now I am in Barcelona. Later on you will be told about my trip as it was a bit interesting and I think you might like it.

Peugeot 301

Peugeot 301
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I came here few days ago and I have already noticed few things (about cars) in Spain that are really interesting. I have never seen such big diversity, so many car brands are here. Of course some of them are as well in America, but I have never thought that Peugeot cars are so beautiful and while 301 model is more elegant for people that earn more money the 207 model is the best for a little streets of this city. Of course now the  economic crisis is seen here and many cars are not used because their owners cannot buy fuel (what a disgrace for the Spanish government). Anyway, I see that they really love French cars, which was weird for me, because maybe am not an expert on the history of Europe but both countries had few wars and The French doesn’t like The Englishman and The Spanish, but it is not important. I have ask few guys in a pub why they buy so many French cars, not for example and American ones or German. If cat I have found many French car-producing companies car showrooms in the neighborhood of my hotel, few Renault, Citroen and Peugeot but I was not inside so I cannot tell you about prices. In fact I will tell you, but a bit later on, because I want to check them and compare prices with our car showrooms. After the Barcelona International Motor Show 2013 I am going to check all of them so stay cool and keep waiting. Now let’s go back to my conversation with guys in the pub.

What they told me was very interesting, they said that French cars are really cheap and if they compare prices to the German ones, for an example VW cars poorer part of the Spanish society has no choice and they choose French cars even if they know they would have to pay more for some repairs. It is very interesting, because they have different approach here than in America. Many people has complaining on crisis and the fact that right now they’re unable to change their cars, most of them has 10-15-year-old car and some of them would like to buy something new or up to 5 years old. They also mentioned that Seat is Spanish car, but people from Spain are unlikely to buy it as they complain on the quality. I have never seen Seat in the US so I am unable to tell you if this is the truth but if many people say the same things it must be the truth.

Anyway, let’s go back in time because I would like to tell you about my trip towards an airport. It was Friday, I was after work, I packed myself and so on. I have already bought ticket online so I knew that I have a place in a plane so everything was on the right way. I locked my flat, say goodbye to my girlfriend and started the engine. I was driving for more than 50 minutes as there were huge traffic jam. Yes, that were peak hours, people were going home from work so you can imagine how the streets of New York City looked like. I was a witness of a police chase after someone who probably was a thief, because no one honest is chased by the police, isn’t it? I also notices an ambulance that was driven probably by the devil as the speed the car had was incredible, but it was obvious that they were going to save someone’s life so I just watched if no one hit them.

Problem with ticket on airport

Problem with ticket on airport

When I got at an airport I thought that everything would be ok, but in fact it was not. My reservation was lost and I was unable to enter my plane. I called their superior and yelled at him, it was maybe not perfect behavior of mine but very effective. My reservation has been found and I was able to enter the plane that I was supposed to . The fly was ok, there was no problems, I got few glasses of red, Australians’ wine and after 6 hours I was in Barcelona. What shocked me at the first sight was beauty of the city. I have never thought that this city might be so incredible. I have seen few movies that were produced in Europe but I have never seen such beauty.

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