Hi- i know the photo is of the statue in Rio but there is a very similar statue here too.
Yes i have finaly found an interenet cafe- which is incedently next to my office/ the office that the company i am with. Am about to go and have my second spanish lesson in 15 mins and i started working the orphanage today which was amazing. Not as bad as i thought it was going to be, not as shacking. All the kids are wonderful and i am working in a casita- the orpahnage is spilt up in to casitas, with an american girl called Liz who is lovelly. I have to say on closer inspection, the rooms and all the cutlery etc sisnt look exactly the cleanset things in the world, but oh well- hopefully i wont be sick!
After a marthon of a journey here, wherew on the way, as many of you will think, it could only happen to me, the blonde that i am, i managed to leave my wallet on one of the flights. yes i know you are all saying clever me, arent i a speacial child. will keep you posted on the on going saga of that! I by the way, didnt acutally do this on purpose, as it might read, but my wallet managed to fall out of one of my bags. Arrived in Cochabamaba, completely oblivious to this and only found out, having been met by one of the ladies that works at the office for teaching and projects abroad, and been takent to my host family- who are loevly. Starated unpacking my things and thinking- oh god- well in slightly more expletive language than that, where the hell have i left it! Anyway, my lovely family, made up of mum, dad, older bro- victor hugo, who is married and has 2 kids, Chelo and brenda, were very understanding and helped me to sort the whole palavor out- sorry spelling i cant think at the mo!
Yesturday, had a tour of the centre of town, which i cant wait to go and explore and then an intro talk. i was also taught how to use their bus system, which is the most dodgy thing i have come across! PLease dont worry mummy and daddy! They are make shift buses, sort of a mix betweena mini bus and old vans with chairs puty inside. No seat belts and the most scary thing of all, they drive thro red lights! They edge slowly forward tosee itf anything is coming and then just go for it! Most unerving thing ever i rpomise!
to everyone in the uk- where i have heard that it might be snowing- its lovely and warm here- about 30 and probably slightly too hot as its humid too.
Anyway must dash have my lesson now. Will up date more, as soon as pos
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
PS- will try to upload photos soon but v v v v slow connection