Getting into the Groove

I feel like I'm starting to get into the groove of things a little bit here in Arequipa. Lots of lots of Spanish school and studying. I know I'm learning a lot buy my mind feels like it's reaching capacity on how much I can take in! I'm getting used to things like irregular bowel movements, cold showers, warm juices, and getting whistled or honked at constantly for being a "gringa". I'm starting to learn which taxis are safe to take, and which "Combi's" or buses to take to get to where I need to go. And my bartering skills in Spanish are improving!
I LOVE the people here. For the most part everyone I've encountered has been nice. People seem to be really nice about slowing down when speaking if I don't understand something right away.
I don't feel like I'm going to die every time I get into a car or bus (the driving here is crazy but exciting at the same time, never a dull moment!).
I'm sure I'll get to the stage of culture shock soon where all of these things drive me nuts, and then it will get better. For now I love it here!

3 comments:

nfling said...

I'm so glad you are loving it. I'm so happy that you are figuring our a lot more. Keep going strong you are amazing. Let us know when we can send you stuff. LOVE YA

griselda said...

ahh man the things you never think about when moving to live with a new culture. I am glad the spanish is going good for ya. Have you found some food that you really enjoy yet. miss ya

OutOfTheSilent said...

Fun... My bathrom experiences have not been that great lately either...