Life has started getting busier for us since the New Year began. We started the New Year with resolutions to start back exercising (it's been about six months since we last exercised on a regular basis), and also to get serious about learning Spanish, so we started Spanish school.
Our typical week would start on:
Sunday with us going to church. There are two other ex-pat couples that go on a regular basis. It's good to see them each Sunday (and mid-week sometimes too). The service is in Spanish so I don't understand much but that hopefully that will change as I learn more Spanish. The songs are in Spanish also and I have learned many of them and know what I'm singing (with the help of my dictionary). After church, we go out to lunch somewhere and then to the grocery store and then home.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings we go to the gym. It is a beautiful gym called BodyCare that is up on hill going toward Turi. We both walk on the treadmill first then workout on the weight machines. Everyone is very helpful there and we've met another older ex-pat couple who enjoy working out also. The following pictures show the spa area, the gym, and the restaurant.
Stairs to the Gym
View from the restaurant
Every Afternoon (Monday through Friday) we attend Spanish school for two hours. The school is located in the central ciudad on Sucre near Hermano Miguel. It is called Amauta and they have a website that you can check out at http://www.amauta.edu.ec/. It is hard work but I know it will be worth it and it's good to use our brains to learn something new.
I have taken pictures of our neighborhood: the University of Cuenca, Santa Ines Hospital, some restaurants in the area, etc.
Leaving our building, this is the view from across the street
Our street name (Agustin Cueva)
The Italian restaurant in our building
Eggnog left over from Christmas
Wine from South Africa
The owner, Pablo
University of Cuenca
Santa Ines Hospital
La Esquina, means "the corner" - (beautiful shops and restaurants)
Of course, we have to get ice cream!
Chao for now, Patty