With my new found confidence from doing well with the oral exam, I decided to break out of my shell and approach people. The first group of people I approached were from the united states as well, but most of them were studying to be Spanish teachers. They had been studying Spanish for a while and so, on this trip, they were instructed to only speak in Spanish. This meant that I had no choice but to communicate using only Spanish. Though difficult, this was perfect because it forced me to draw on and use everything I knew. Until now, people would eventually speak English to us once they saw that we didn’t understand, but in this situation that was no longer the case!
Here is a picture of our group at ECELA, our language school:
Take a look:
And here we are:
Here is a video of us TRYING to do the Cueca. Sorry it's sideways; I'll fix it later if I learn how!