Here are a few photos from around our new home town, Cuenca Ecuador.
Ok, so now it is time to stop playing tourist and get back to class, Spanish class (maybe just be part-time tourists).
We have started taking Spanish classes here. If we are going to live in a Spanish-speaking country we should learn the language, it only makes sense. I just wish it would come to me easier. I had high hopes of being able to speak Spanish fairly well before we moved here, but that didn’t happen. I think about all the people who have immigrated to North America from all over the world without knowing English and have learned the language, and live and work there very well, and are now bi-lingual (or more). English is a hard language to learn (so I’ve been told). If they can do it, why can’t I? Why indeed. Why won’t it stick? I have CD’s that I listened to in the car before we moved, books, translator apps, and the classes, so why is it so hard? Conjugating, stem changing, masculine, feminine, plurals, articles, I don’t even know how most of this stuff works in English. Most of the time I just can’t follow along, it is all spoken so fast. But, I am determined that I can learn this language; it just might take some time, and lots of practice. Hopefully it will all come to me soon. Back to studying now.