Category ‘01.09 – Ecuador’

January 14th
2010
written by Alonna

I’ve had so much fun this week with my Spanish school. Mi ProfessorThe school is great – both for learning Spanish and the fun activities. There are probably 30-40 students at the school, of all ages but mostly in the 20’s. It’s a really good mix of people mostly from the US and Europe (Germany, Norway, Sweden, England and Russia). I’ve heard there’s a guy from Boise, but I have yet to meet him since his classes are at a different time then mine. How random!

My teacher is Gerardo and he’s great. I have 1-on-1 lessons for 4 hours per day. (more…)

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January 12th
2010
written by Alonna

La casa de mi familia

La casa de mi familia


¡Hola desde Quito, Ecuador!

Although I don’t have many photos yet, I wanted to say hello and share a little about my time so far in Ecuador. In summary: so far so good!

I arrived Saturday night and met my fantastic host family here in Quito. Francisco, Dolores, and 1-year-old Ignacio live in a beautiful and cozy home in the city, very close to my Spanish school as well as many shops and cafés. More on them later, but let’s just say that they’ve made my first days alone in a faraway city very comfortable.


 
I started Spanish school on Monday and so far I’m extremely happy with this school and my instructor. I have 4 hours per day of private one-on-one instructions, and many additional activities offered by the school. For example, Monday night I attended a lecture about the local indigenous medicine men, called shaman. And Tuesday night me and my two left feet participated in Merengue dancing lessons. After that, I’m ready for Wednesday’s cocktail lessons 😉 (more…)

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