Monday, August 25, 2008
Hola! Im in Ecuador! before leaving for ecuador, we first had an orientation with all the exchange students going to Central America and Ecuador. Then I left on a flight to ecuador with 15 other students. We landed in Quito, Ecuador at around 12 am and drove up to a sort of camp where we stayed in cabins. The next day we played games and everyone (there were about 60 students from all over the world, mostly Europe and one from Japan) introduced their home countries. the day after that, at 6 in teh morning, we flew out top our host towns. There are 7 AFS students in Piñas. We all took a very small plane out to Machala, where we were picked up by our host families. I was picked up by my host mom and my coodinator (they are best friends). my host mother is very nice. she is patient too, which is good for speaking to her, since I don´t speak much Spanish. there is a girl, Kristen, from Germany living with my coodinator for the moment until she gets her host family. we´re hanging out together which my mother, Piedad, is at work. Piñas is very interesting and beautiful, it is tucked nint eh middle of mountains, you can see it on the picture at the top of my blog. we start school on september 1st. I´m exited!