I met a wonderful young couple in Barcelona, Madeline Escobar and her boyfriend, Sergio. I speak some Spanish and they speak some English, so we were able to get by. It is particularly odd trying to explain what tacos or nachos are to Spanish speakers. Madeline had never tried Mexican food before, yet was curious when we found a local restaurant serving it. Overall, she is a sweet person with strong opinions and a passion for expressive art. You would never guess that she has a destructive gambling problem. I'm probably kidding about that.

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