During summer 1989, I have been travelling around Nicaragua on an insect
collecting mission for the Entomological Museum of León.
I was working alone and had to quickly pick up the language.
In 1990, I stayed for three months in Dajabón, Dominican
Republic, preparing my diploma work as agricultural engineer. I
was working for a Dominican company and had all my contacts in Spanish.
I then met my Spanish spouse in 1998 and have been living full-time in Madrid since 2003,
swapping my Central American accent for the original
Madrileño. I am also very fond of Spanish and Latin American authors, reading mostly
in Spanish for leisure nowadays.
Also, the common Latin origin between Spanish and French - my first
language - make technical documents in Spanish perfectly understandable