Pachacamaq

THE RUINS OF PACHACAMAQ WITH CITY OF PACHACAMAQ IN BACKGROUND

THE RUINS OF PACHACAMAQ WITH CITY OF PACHACAMAQ IN BACKGROUND

I´m back from Pachacamaq and taking full advantage of the free email at my host´s house and taking this oppurtunity from my day to NOT speak Spanish. The last time I experienced this kind of immersion was in Israel when I spoke Hebrew all day. But that was in class. Before i came i was worried that perhaps people wouldn´t want to speak spanish to me, just respond in english so they could practice. Luckily it turns out: no one really speaks english! Until now it was really hard to speak either Spanish or Hebrew because I would just get confused between the two. But now my spanish is finally winning the war against the hebrew. there are still many things i cannot say but that´s probably for the best 🙂 On the minus side it means that leaving my room means thinking constantly, which is exhausting.

And I joined the South American Explorers´ Club. The name sounds really dumb but the club is a superb and impressive resource. They have every book on travelling South America, free tea and coffee and brownies, maps, information from the workers, free internet, etc. really cool. i think i´m going to spend some good time there in the next week planning my trip.

Tonight I´m going to get an early night. I kept everyone up till 1am last night regaling my hosts with magic tricks in broken spanish: “Oh but seven hearts is also magician and it is causing things and ohhhh this your… deck?” Luckily magic is visual and they told me they enjoyed it. At least I think they did…

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  1. ~*angelle*~
    ~*angelle*~ says:

    “it means that leaving my room means thinking constantly, which is exhausting.”

    I remember that feeling with French… you wouldn’t think it would be that way but boy is it. And I didn’t even stick with it as much as I should it. It wasn’t as total an immersion as I should have done.

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