Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So I am at my new home away from home. We are staying in a little hostel near the center of the city and it is pretty cute but we were a little hesitant when we first got here (there were paint chips on my bed and the shelves were super dirty) but after a good nights sleep we were happy with our new abode. Good thing I brought my laptop because the wireless has been down since we got here and so I have not been able to load any pictures up. Unless it starts working (which I highly doubt it will) it might be a few weeks before I get some pictures on here.

But I love it here! The part of the city that we are staying in is in so cool! It is el cuidad viejo (look how much spanish I know!!) and the streets are super narrow and made of cobblestone. There are so many churches and cathedrals that are very beautiful. I have been to the market a couple of times with my teachers; somebody must have told them that the key to my heart is fresh fruit.

This is pretty much what you see in the markets and on the streets.

Its such a different culture here but I like learning about it... I will have to tell you about my very UNIQUE cultural experience when I can get my pictures up here- it definitly needs its own post.

My spanish skills are coming right along although I have a lot more work ahead of me than I thought. Hopefully I´ll survive.


  1. I'm so glad you posted! I've been thinking about you and hope your adventure is going well!! Love your face!

  2. I don't know whether to be happy for you or super jealous that you get to be in cuenca while i'm in provo. i guess i'll have to settle for both.

  3. You are so trendy now that you are going all multi-cultural on us :) You will probably want to come home and start some non-profit or something! That totally sounds sarcastic and it is but I am SO glad that you are having fun and experiencing NOT North America!! But... come back.

  4. oh man good thing none of you speak spanish because it is actually la cuidad vieja. good thing my teachers don´t know about my blog

  5. I can't wait to see more pictures! It sounds amazing. Mmm... fresh fruit from markets... My favorite!