When we go on holiday to far off countries like Vietnam or China, strangers often come up to us to practice their English. Indeed in Vietnam a group of schoolgirls besieged part of our tour group and talked to them non-stop throughout their lunch.
I sometimes hear Spanish speakers on the tube or local bus and wonder if it would be O.K. to try a bit of Spanish on them - would this be appropriate as we don’t speak to strangers much in England. Also I wonder what Spanish speakers start with; I tell my English students that we always talk about the weather first in any conversation, then family but NEVER politics.
What do other Spanish learners think ?