Today we started week two at our Spanish school. We all had new teachers, which was an adjustment, especially since everyone knows I really favored our one teacher from last week – Javier. He was an excellent teacher in so many ways… he had a very warm way about him, he was able to get across a lot of information to us in spite of our limited language ability, and he even danced La Cueca (traditional Chilean dance) when we asked him to show us. Our new teachers are also great, though. We all keep trying our best, but it is definitely difficult – more for some of us, than others. :)
After class, we had lunch at one of our favorite places, Café Colombia. I had a giant salad with big chunks of palta (avocado). I love avocado and they eat it so much here in Chile, so that has been great. One thing I do miss a ton from home is pasta. I eat a lot of pasta, but have only had it once here at a restaurant and it wasn’t like home. Oh well, my Chilean “mom” does cook me a wonderful meal each night. Here was my dinner tonight….
It was a broth with chicken, a large chunk of potato, a large chunk of pumpkin, and a chunk of corn on the cob. I also had a big bowl of broccoli because my Chilean mom knows I love vegetables. It was a very delicious meal!
Anyways, after lunch today, we went to Santa Lucia. It was another hill that we were able to climb to see a magnificent view of the mountains. We also went to a nearby market and did some more shopping. The best part was that the weather was absolutely beautiful! The sun was shining and we were all surprised at how warm it was.
This evening, we met up at one of our other favorite restaurants, Bavaria. We asked if they would put the U.S. World Cup game on the television, but they said no. Apparently, they aren’t into all futbol games… just Chile games!
Well, it’s time to get to my Spanish homework! Chao.