Since our last update we’ve switched from physical to mental exercise here in San Pedro, Guatemala. Right now we are halfway through a planned 6 weeks of Spanish classes.
So far we have loved our Spanish school “La Cooperativa”. Starting at 8AM, 5 days a week, we have four hours of one on one Spanish instruction at the school. In the afternoon we usually spend 2-4 hours studying at one of the numerous cafes in town and drinking coffee. We are staying with a local family here: Miguel, Maria, and their three girls Ana-Maria, Norma, and Angela. We couldn’t have asked for a better family. They have welcomed us into their home with open arms and Maria is an excellent cook!
During our free time we’ve been hanging out with the other students or exploring the surrounding area. In addition to providing assistance to local families, the school organizes activities for students outside of class time. These include salsa class once a week, Spanish movie night, lectures on Mayan history and issues, and activities on the weekends. Here are four of our most memorable activities so far: