Today has been Friday, I say that as I find it is confusing with the time zone etc.
I have had a produtive day today spoke to Nicky & Gary which was great, strangely I have sloted in here so easy I feel as though I have been away weeks.
I went to see another project this afternoon which I start next Wednesday, only the morning then 2 days a week until March then full time. I will have a class of upto 10 children from 5 - 8years. It is a new project which I feel very positive about & will give you more info later.
I also start Spanish lessons next week Thursday & Friday, I have been given my grammer book to get started. Oh dear. In between times I think I will go back to the hospital and help out with the disabled children where I went yesterday.
Life in Cusco is 24/7 they start early and finish late, it must be all that coca tea gives them the energy as I certainly seem to have more, or its the altitude. Which thankfully I havent suffered to badly from, just a little heavy breathing now and again. !!
It is a real cosmopolitian place & is a lot quiter at the moment Im told as Machu Pichu closed. All around the square is where the people meet up which is the richer area, as you go further up the hill it gets poorer. All around the city are people selling there wheres. I was so feed up yesterday of asking if I want my boots polished that I put my flip flops on ,it didnt stop them.
Hotel I am in is pretty basic, but okay & quite central, plus has a computor which means I can keep up with you all. But there are loads around, cheap to use. You can eat quite cheaply to if you come back from the main area. I had a great bowl of Pumkin soup today and coffee for 3.00. You have to be careful where you eat as apparently if you get the bug its really hard to shift. Not risked a salad as yet.
Tap water is a definte no no, out of my sink comes a nice milky coloured water with black bits in, not something you should risk. The shower doesnt seem so bad dont now if its because you do get hot water with that.Its has rained a lot in the last 24 hours so hopefully it will clear for the poor people up the mountains. It has been very cold at night which for me to go to bed with socks on is unusual, wish I had put my dressing gown in. Mind you if you had seen me with all my luggage I would have had to wear it. Day time is warmer, but it can suddenly turn cold so you need layers. Glad I brought you coat Jan, light but warm, slipped up earlier so its a bit muddy, must sort out about my washing.
Well I dont want to bore you so you stop reading, but you could possibly get a few days break so dont worry if I dont do blog until Tues/ Wed next week as we are of to Punto (Think) tommorow afternoon to help out a family & go to a siesta I think will let you no more after the event. Tonight I am actually going out for a drink as we are going to arrange it all. So should no more in the morning and will let you no if there is chance.
Off to get more coca tea, reckon its better than vodka, another aquired taste.
Thank you for all your comments, although I dont think I am recieving them all. Hope I am keeping you amused and that you where wishing you where hear with me. The only thing Im worried about at the moment is that with not starting properly at the school until the begginig of March I am not going to want to leave. So be prepared. x