sábado, 25 de agosto de 2007

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Not much new here, except that it´s raining for the first time since I´ve been in Quito and I´ve been pretty sick since the last time I wrote (I knew my quick and flawless adjustment to the altitude, food, and water was too good to be true!). I haven´t been able to eat or drink much for the past 2 days without becoming grossly sick afterwards. I´m exhausted, but I can´t sleep very well, and my whole body aches. I also banged my forehead pretty good yesterday (there´s even a nice goose egg to prove it!) so that´s contributing to my throbbing head. Ah well, I´m sure most of you expected this report just as much as I did, considering my tummy has not been cooperating for the past year!

Now that I feel like one of those people who uses their Christmas letter merely as a medical update, let´s move on...Last night, Ruth and Dayla took us on a tour of the Old Town. We saw a lot of the churches last time we were here, but it was cool to drive around at night and see all the people out and about. We stopped at a little cafe that overlooked the city. It was so cool! It´s difficult to describe, so I´ll just say this...I cannot wait to bring family and friends there when they come to visit :) (sounds enticing, doesn´t it?!)

After our tour of the Old Town (despite laying in bed all afternoon and against my better judgement), we experienced the nightlife in Quito for the first time. Estefen, Dan, and I left the house around 10:30pm and picked up Stuart, our friend from Vida Verde who will be volunteering with us at CMT. We headed to Estefen´s club, The Velvet Room, and received the royal treatment all night. We didn´t end up getting home until almost 5am! It was really fun, and I´m all about having a good time, but I don´t know how the locals stay out that late every weekend! Needless to say, Dan and I took advantage of our Saturday and slept until early afternoon today.

I think we´re just going to lay low tonight and maybe go see a movie. I should probably be studying spanish so that I don´t forget everything by Monday, but that´s what Sundays are for, right?

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I hear it finally stopped raining there, so hopefully you´re taking advantage of the weather change. Thanks for checking in!

Love, Keely

6 comentarios:

mom dijo...

Oh dear, Lo siento, you're sick :( I was hoping that Ecuador would be kinder to your funny tummy... maybe in time?
My S. Mpls immersion weekend was pretty interesting... Urban Ventures does alot of good community building in the Central & Phillips neighborhoods. Did you know it is the most diverse neighborhood in the USA? 200 different languages! I hope this week goes well and your move to WBC goes smoothly :)
love, mom

Anne dijo...

damnit. i wrote a big thing, and it was even in spanish and then it got erased when i made my account. so hi.

Peg dijo...

Keely, I so enjoy reading your blogs. Keep them coming. I hope your tummy gets to feeling better soon. Tootles Peg

beth larson dijo...

Oh me oh my, will my comments work this time? Just checking! xox, Beth

beth larson dijo...

Kee-Kee,It worked!!! For the last three days, everytime I comment it won't send, so I just set up my account again (for the third time) :) Love getting your mail, you are a grrrrreat writer! It's sunny and beautiful here today and it's Laura's 25th birthday. She and Adria are going to a Rap concert in the cities tonight to celebrate. Have a great day, Love you, Beth

Keely25 dijo...

thank you all for being so persistent, despite the trouble with commenting! i LOVE hearing from you, so keep trying!