...but the beauty makes up for it.
[I don’t know how I’m going to survive trekking in the Andes on Saturday, but I’m still up for the experience!]
I did mange to take a photo on the "trolley" once I got over my fear:
Here are some of the photos I took:
Take a look:
Today (Thursday), we were supposed to visit Santa Lucia, but we couldn’t (we'll go tomorrow instead) because of protests going on in that area. So after Spanish classes, we decided on just taking a much needed break. Oh, speaking of Spanish class, I definitely think my Spanish is improving. Though, I must say I am finding my grammar class to be a little difficult. After the first day of grammar class, I noticed that we were learning what I had already knew, so I asked to switch classes. I moved a level up, but since I missed the first day, I was completely behind and I am still finding it hard to catch up! Sometimes I think that I should have just stayed where I was and had it easy, but I’m glad I didn’t! I came here to learn and I really do want to speak Spanish fluently one day, so I accept the challenge! Today, I asked my “sister” to only speak to me in Spanish. She speaks both Spanish and English (and Portuguese, her first language) and so she helps translate for my host mother and I. However, she’s only here for a week longer, which means I have one week before I have to be able to communicate with my host mom on my own! I’ll be sure to let you all know how my last week (alone!) turns out.