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← What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

J-P123's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by J-P123

I recently stayed in the household of an Ecuadorian family in Quito (before an amazing month on Galapagos but that's irrelevant) who don't speak much English. As I speak no Spanish the conversations were very basic. The mother found me on Facebook while I was in their home and I added her as a friend. She was looking through my photographs and found some of me at the Protest the Pope march in London in 2010. I knew that the family were Catholic and when she asked me what the pictures were about I found it very difficult to try and explain to her, not just because of the language barrier but also because I was trying to word it in a way that didn't sound either defensive or aggressive. I don't think she could read the banners that people were holding up but I think she got the idea. It was frustrating as I would genuinely have liked to talk to her about it.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:30:48 UTC | #925729