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... myself to sounding like I have a speech impediment whenever I speak Spanish for at least the immediate future, until/ if I finally get the hang of it...
I´ve been doing a lot of testing the last couple of weeks because three of the courses I took over when I arrived (Pre-Intermediate 2, FCE Prep 1 and Business English Pre-Intermediate 3) have come to an end. It feels so strange to be the one invigilating written tests and ...
The bus ride from Lima was scenic for a while as it skirted along the coastal cliffs, but soon it fell dark. After food and a movie we fell asleep, and the next thing we knew they were waking us up for breakfast with some local music on full blast … very considerate!
Not long after breakfast we reached the border, where there was a very nice new building housing both countries' officials next to each other. Within a few seconds we had left ...
... artefacts from the different pre-Hispanic cultures. We also did a day trip into the National Park, Las Cajas, which is protected by the government and therefore has no inhabitants (except for llamas). It was a pretty good day for seeing numerous endemic species of plant, some of which were endemic to the National Park which was very special. There was also a paper tree forest that looked like something out of a ...
... in a city with the hustle and bustle. I don't like! The only saving grace was that I had booked myself into a really nice hostel which was on the Malecon which is the safest place in the city.
The girl working in the hostel was really friendly and showed me a map of what to see and where was safe to walk so I headed off out for a couple of hours. I think Guayaquil is a very unsafe city like Sao Paulo, but there ...
... It was really starting to wear out my self esteem until we went to Quito, and discovered a plethora of friendly, slow-speaking Quiteños on whom to inflict our (my) bad Spanish.
4) Meeting people: This goes hand in hand with the big city thing, but our only connection to people are age is through RotarAct, but their meetings are at 9 PM on Wednesdays, which presents several problems, including having to get up at the crack of dawn the following day, and also ...
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