The Traveling Ballet Master-
The Elevators to the World-
Staying at the Wellington Hotel on 7th avenue at 55th street has been great. But one of the unexpected surprises to this has been meeting fellow guests in the elevators. Since the first day I would inquire “So where are you all from?”
Now of course there are many tourist from all over the USA and for the most part from these brief conversations I could tell their state of origin based on their US accents.
But what has been really fun has been the over 20 foreign languages represented in my elevator rides.
Here in the order in which I encountered them are the countries represented…
Finland, Ukraine, Pakistan, Mexico, Israel, Wales, Spain, India, Chile, Portugal, Brazil, France, Nicaragua, Estonia, Ireland, Guatemala, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Colombia,Greece, China, Argentina, Australia, Lithuania.
So after asking “So where are you all from?” I would usually take a guess, but man it was not easy. But boy it was fun.
More to come…