My hips don't lie!
Trip Start Aug 01, 2006
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Despite the unscheduled stop, we made it to Quito in time to begin 2 weeks of intensive Spanish school (Where i was immediately mistaken for Johnny Depp - what can i say?)
On a similar education theme, i was somehow coerced into enrolling into salsa lessons! (To quote Stewart, "I'm not sure how, i may have been drunk") However, these turned out to be a real highlight, with the result now that i'm tearing up dance floors all over Quito (and in a rather better style than that those of you who remember Christchurch days will remember..) Shakira would be proud! -Oh, and what could have been the icing the cake, i narrowly missed out on the Quito concert of Shakira's world tour! After the amount she's dominated airwaves on this trip it really would have been something, if only i didn't discover that she was performing a day too late!
Anyway, after a travel agent debacle, involving an hour-long fight with the travel agent in spanish (Translated transcript:
JH: Well in that case, you're a... a... (forgotten the word in spanish)...
JH: Yes, that's it
we`re now heading off to the Galapagos for 8 days.. Bring on the boobies! (I'm interested in both blue and red-footed varieties - purely scientific interest, of course!)..
PS- Another highlight- actually being hit by a bus in Quito.. Strolling in front of an idling bus when the driver decided he didn't like my style (apparently) and floored it into my shoulder! Fair enough, i guess...