My first weekend here in South America did not disappoint. Cartagena, Colombia is a beautiful place with so much history, but the humidity here would put North Carolina to shame!
Cartagena has a great system for providing tours of the city. Several different companies give historical walking tours solely based on tips. My guide was easy to understand and made the tour fun and interactive. She said that Cartagena has two kinds of weather – hot and very hot, so we were lucky it was only hot that day (93 degrees Fahrenheit, but according to the weather app it felt like 110 degrees).
Saturday night was special because Colombia played Argentina in the American Cup in fútbol. When Colombia won the whole city celebrated!
Now it is Monday, my first day of intensive Spanish classes in this city. I am studying at Nueva Lengua Spanish school this week and will be staying with a host family. My host mother is Colombian, and she speaks only Spanish. It is a little bit intimidating, but I believe it is the best way to learn a language. The school also offers many activities for the students; tomorrow I will take a cooking class, and Wednesday there will be dance lessons. However, right now I need to do my homework!
Hasta la vista,