Residencia de El Viso
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... The plaza is full of people selling glasses, fans, hats and bags on cloths which are hurriedly swept up upon arrival of the police. There are people dressed up as cartoon characters, singers and tourists sitting on paint containers getting their massages. I can still hear the loud parties when I wake to get ready for the bus.
Today I slept in late. It felt nice to sleep in late for once, seeing as I went to bed early in the morning. After waking up, I went out of my room into the main room to see if my host mom was here. She wasn't here, but to my surprise there was food left out for me and my roommate. We both ate the breakfast, which has been cereal, milk and cookies for the most part. They are very good though, and I enjoy her breakfasts. After eating breakfast, I stayed ...
... of 7-4! Roberto, was excellent, he informed us later that they had football teams set up at their monasteries and he hopes to take this to Mexico during his next post. We hope we can meet up with Roberto on the football pitch again in Mexico next year! Have we learnt Spanish? Our written grammar is pretty good, but speaking needs lots more practice, and we will be getting a lot of that during our six months in South America. Our professoro one day, in one of ...
... an early night so that we could make the most of tomorrows sightseeing. Good night Brendan and Lauren xx July 5th After breakfast at the hostel (not bad - toast and OJ) we joined the walking tour which we have frequently attended at the various hostels. These are free tours but a tip for the guide is encouraged, which we happily pay. Most of the guides have been great and it is an easy way to quickly find your bearings. The guide (a loud Columbian girl) was very good and ...
... and ended up at a beautiful cathedral where we managed to see a wedding party arriving. We then ended up in a place called Retiro where there was a huge, beautiful park. You can hire boats and sail them there too so I think we are going to try that out at some point!
Today the family invited me to church but I politely declined. We then went to Santos' (the grandfather) house for lunch where we met with Brianna and the family she is ...