I recently got back from an awesome 2 weeks in Quito, Ecuador. Amazingly, the Foreign Service Institute sponsored my trip and I didn’t have to take leave! Two weeks of individual classes, field trips to cathedrals and museums in the historical center, and living with a host family.
It was great to get away from the normal routine of studying Spanish at FSI. I already miss the opportunities to use my Spanish 24/7, even when I didn’t always want to. But this immersion just made me much more excited for moving to Mexico in 2 months!
Here are a few of my favorite moments from the trip:
Me in La Ronda, fun street for eating, drinking, and dancing
Ceviche Peruvian style
Street art in Quito’s historical center
Plaza de la Independencia in the historical center
View from atop the teferico (cable car)