My travels to the largest city of Ecuador where pretty uneventful! Nothing went wrong and everything ran pretty smoothly which was nice. I flew from Boston to Miami and from Miami to Guayaquil. At MIA (Miami International Airport) I met up with Gabriel which I was very suprised to see him! I had thought that he was arriving before me but I guess there was a mess up and so we where both arriving together! In the termal waiting to leave for Ecuador I met Miss Teen Canada who was going to the World competion held here in Ecuador!! haha that was pretty exciting! She was a very nice. Then on my flight over I sat next to a older man from Ecuador who spoke very little english and of course I don't speak a whole lot of spanish. It was interesting trying to communicate with him but he was very nice! I told him my name "Me llamo Erik" I also told him that my spanish was very bad "Mi espanol es un malo" and he replied by saying in english "mi english is bad" it was prety interesting. I then found a map and asked "De donde eres" which means where are you from and he pointed to Cuenca just south of Guayaquil. It was fun trying to try and speak some spanish! Here where I am staying in Guayaquil nobody speaks english except for Gabriel and so I get very tired trying to listen. Although I feel that I will be able to understand people better before I will be able to speak. Whenever I want to say somthing the words in spanish just dont dome to me right away, so it is hard!
For now I have to go!! I'm going to tour the city! I will explain more later and put up some pics!!
From August 19 though May 19 I will be living In Ecuador on the Galapagos Islands. I will be living in a house on the island of Santa Cruz which has a town about the size of 15,000 people or so. On the Island I will be teaching English and PE classes at the Loma Linda Academy which is a Seventh Day Adventist school. Most the money for this trip was funraised and I am teaching as a volunteer. This will be the first time in my life that I travel and stay for an extended period of time outside of the United States. I hope too that during school breaks I will be able to explore and get to know the... full info