I was really confused today. They made me go to school.

Aren’t I on vacation? Sheesh I’m in another country, do I really have to go to class? (Si, necesito Amelia, voy alli para practicar mi español :P)

Academia Latinoamerica de Espanol
Academia Latinoamerica de Espanol

To everyone but Amelia: sorry about my little notes to her. We’re going to be in Argentina together in a little over a month and she’s jealous that I’m already in South America.

What’s worse… I had to take a test!!! The horrors.

But we didn’t have to go to class afterwards. Instead we went on a tour around the city.

Old Inca city was in the shape of a Puma!!!
Old Inca city was in the shape of a Puma!!!
This painted wall demonstrates the history of the Cusco natives from when they discovered fire
This painted wall demonstrates the history of the Cusco natives from when they discovered fire
Began worshiping gods
Began worshiping gods
There was fighting between the different tribes and rituals
There was fighting between the different tribes and rituals
The Spanish came a began the wars and stole all of the gold
The Spanish came a began the wars and stole all of the gold
The natives were treated like slaves
The natives were treated like slaves
The natives fought to overthrow the Spanish
The natives fought to overthrow the Spanish
To when they got their freedom
To when they got their freedom
Old Cusco
Old Plaza de Armas

So no classes. They start tomorrow. Please shoot me.

On other cool news, there’s a girl from my university who has been attending this school. Never met her before, recognized the American accent…everyone else is from countries near the Netherlands. And I learned more Dutch. If I spell it how it is pronounced- Hut Chat Het : How are you? Hut : good. YAY being multi-lingual.

After getting lost, getting to lunch late. By the way, lunch is awesome. It’s the biggest meal of the day and my host mother makes a delicious soup to start, then continue with some type of starch and vegetables, we had this pumpkin curry type thing today. IT WAS SO GOOD. I want to bring her home with me…or maybe I’ll just ask her to teach me or give me the recipe.

Book fair
Book fair

I got to explore more of the city today. Found a book fair. Uh-oh there goes all my money. I restrained myself and only bought two books. I mean who can resist buying Harry Potter in multiple languages? I’m crazy, I can buy all these beautiful clothes, but I buy books.

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Chocolate Museum
Chocolate Museum

It keeps getting worse for my wallet. I found not one- but two chocolate museums. Marie, my roomie who is actually reading my blog as I’m writing it, hi Marie, you’re awesome, so glad we’re roommates, humored me and we went into one. I got chocolate milk. HEY I was thirsty!!! Don’t worry I’m going to go back. The chocolate was so good and rich and wonderful and I’m NOT sharing!!!! Don’t even ask…

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Hasta Luego!

P.S. My host father made a Jew joke. I got a good host family.

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