The End of an Era.

Hola Amigos y Amigas

Today is a very sad day. I have only just recovered from the this years very sorry Tour De France and I now find myself having to bid my goodbyes to all of the friends I have up here in the Peruvian Andes these last few months.

Since returning from my short adventure around Peru afew weeks ago,I have been mostly living the routine ´ Huarazian´ life, consisting of work Monday to Friday and two all night dance sessions at the weekend, broken up with brief periods of recovery and football playing!

It has been the last two weeks that have been most eventful. I spent all of last week taking Spanish lessons in the morning with Luis. With nearly 30 years teaching experience, I learned a lot and my Spanish is really blooming now. I find it incredibly satisfying being able to converse with people in a foriegn tongue and a very important tongue at that. Luis has told me that I am at the basic intermediate level now, a great accomplishment and surprise in my eyes, as Iarrived in Peru only four months ago, being able to speak hardly anything. It is fair to say that Iarrived in Peru with the worst Spanish, Teach-Huaraz-Peru has ever seen. All the other volunteers in Peru at the same time as me, were Spa

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