Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday in Arequipa

Language school continues. I have 2 instructors each day. One is very interesting. He calls himself Pepe and he is equal parts, bohemian European, drill sargeant and strange little Peruvian dude. He vacillates between these personalities during our sessions. It can be disconcerting. My hands sweat a lot. At time I think I´m learning a lot, at times I think I know nothing. Either way, it´s going.

After class and lunch, we headed out walking to the Plaza again. About 15 blocks. We mostly just ambled and looked in few stores(Tiff is looking for a trekking hat). We also stoppped in to one of apparently hundreds of tour agencies for the nearby Colca Canyon. We listened to the speal and were not impressed. Apparently all the agencies do the exact same bus and trekking route so it´s like a giant parade of tourists. Not exactly what we´re looking for. We´re bound and determined to find some good trekking off the beaten path. That´s the agenda for this weekend.

The Plaza is beautiful at night(see pics). Tiffany´s pics seem to be coming out better than mine. Check her´s on her link on her blog.

1 comment:

  1. Completely unrelated to your post, I thought you'd be interested in this snippet from a Washington Post article:

    "The video game 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' is blasting its way into entertainment history. After hauling in the biggest-ever first-day sales total last week, the game continues to break records.

    Activision Blizzard, which released the game Nov. 10, said the latest game in its 'Call of Duty' franchise made $550 million worldwide sales during its first five days. That would put it over the $500 million record set last year by 'Grand Theft Auto IV,' from Take-Two Interactive Software.

    The game is also blowing past records set by other media. After 'GrandTheft Auto IV' comes $394 million worldwide box office sales brought in by the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" over its first five days, according to Activision. It was also far above the record $155 million opening weekend for the Batman move 'The Dark Knight' last year."