I really need to get better about posting more frequently. We have just been so busy!
So today we begin our first homestay... eek! We've all been assigned to a family in the surrounding area. Some of the other students are lucky to have some of the UGA workers in their family-- those people are awesome! The dynamic of my family is a little different... the woman of the household is named Miriam. Her son Ronald lives with her, he's in his 30s and does woodwork, and then his son Marcelo is 8 years old. Apparently Ronald is the only single father in San Luis, so my friends have been relentless with the wifey jokes... I'm excited though. And my neighbors have homestay students also so hopefully I'll get to hang out with their families too! We get dropped off at our homes tonight, and then for the rest of the week we walk to and from campus and home for class. The "vecino" where my home is located is in a grove called "Finca la Bella." I actually ran through there the other morning, not knowing that's where I was. It's gorgeous!
Let's see... last time I caught the blog up was before our waterfall hike Sunday morning. That was awesome. We had another early morning wake-up (surprise surprise) and hiked to this gorgeous waterfall just off campus. It was freezing cold but the idea of jumping off rocks into the water made us get over it quickly. Tyler, the daredevil, braved a backflip off of it.
That night we all met up in the rec room for dance lessons to learn the merengue and cumbia, taught by the man the myth the legend, Geovanni! It was so much fun, I can't wait to go crank it up n break it down at Bar Amigos soon! Lolz.
Welp... we're waiting on the porch to head to homestay night numero uno! I'd write more if I had time, so I'll be sure to write tomorrow when I get to campus. ¡Me desean suerte!