Parque Lineal en frente de Catolica
I learned that in Hindu my name means Yes No. How coincidental. Also, Geena means to live. I have been called cynical by my classmates, but they assure me it´s not a bad thing. Today though, I am miserable and cynical and angrily apathetic. That´s not an oxymoron.
I DESPISE MY GRAMMAR CLASS. It´s like teachings toddler comma use. I don´t know enough Spanish to be taught how to use all the grammar correctly, in Spanish let alone. Uggh. I don´t need these credits and I want to just drop the morning class so I can spend time in the city like I was hoping I would be able to during this trip. I´m not enjoying it the way I thought I would. Just the school part sucks. There is so much to do here, so many people who I can talk to, so many cultural sites... I just don´t have the time to do them because I am at school until 6 and then doing homework until I pass out, which doesn´t even mean it´s finished. They take school way too seriously here. It´s my summer!! I will definitely come back, but to work or volunteer.
rocky beach. it was cooler to actually be there
went to Salinas beach. It´s at the very tip of the country and quite nice. The local all say it´s cold there, but to a Ner Jersian it´s perfect. The water is a good temperature now and they say it´s warm in the winter (their hot season). It´s hard to relax there though because people are soliciting all over the beach to buy their stuff. We had a driver for the day ($20 pp) and he took us to a Naval Base beach as well where there were no people other than the surfers. Awesome shells and rocks and such. We chased the crabs and I got bit by one holding it. It made me bleed! I threw him. The rocks look like they are moving because there are so many crabs on them. Really a neat thing to see. Being someone who lives by the beach makes it hard to appreciate them, but this was pretty wonderous. I got a wicked sunburn even though it was cloudy, but I am brown now. My neck still hurts though. Luckily I had my clothes on the whole time, not a bathing suit. We left earlier than planned because some people were
My floor of the house (shared with Kelly)
bored and got home by 6. I bought Pizza (craving American food) and bought a phone card for my Ecuadorian cell phone. Soooo confusing.
Salsa!! Friday night Veronica, Dayne, Liz and I went to a club called Atta Lounge and it was pretty awesome. Ecuadorian start dancing and just never stop. We didn´t get there until about 11:30 because us girls went to Veronica´s for clothes and came home at 3. I salsaed and it was totally amazing. I got to spin and do fancy stuff with my arms and felt like I was on that TV show. A lot of fun and I can´t wait to go again.
Also, I finally figured out my way home without getting lost. Yesss!! Still takes about 45 minutes but it´s much nicer and safer. I´m going to find postcards soon so I can send them out. Miss you home! Tell UCSG to stop being so mean to me.
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