End of week 1 and postal address

We’ve only been here a week, but it seems much longer. We had an orientation with some Latin link members who have been here for 8 years. They showed us around and helped us change money etc. We started language school on Tuesday and have had four hours a day – plus homework! We both feel very tired at the end of the day, but feel we are making good progress. Our Spanish is still slow, disjointed and badly pronounced but we have a sense of humour and can laugh at ourselves. Especially when I tried to ask my teacher for a glass of water and I actually asked her for a kiss!! vaso/beso ?!?

The house we are staying in is nice and clean. There is a shower, locally known as a “widow maker” as you can see the bare wires sticking into the wall. No major shocks so far.

We have been to the market and seen some unusual sights and even more peculiar smells…. coca leaves and all sorts and parts of animals for sale! We have been to church (recognised one song … thanks Manny) and met some lovely people.

Thinking and praying for everyone back in UK. Would love to hear from you either by e- mail, message on website or old fashioned snail mail. It takes about 3 weeks to get here. Casilla 4941, Cochabamba, Bolivia. And after mid October it would be best to send mail (or parcels) to our next address which will be Casilla 215, Sucre, Bolivia

6 thoughts on “End of week 1 and postal address

  1. hiya dean and ruth
    Its gr8 2 hear u hav both been having a good first week in bolivia if a bit tiring!
    missing u both back in england

  2. hey ya guys i thought i would just let you know, that my baby was a girl!!! she was born 22:04 friday 21st sept, weighing 8lbs 5oz. we’ve named her Freya. I thought you might like to know and i will email you some photos when i get a chance to transfere them to the computer.
    missing you both
    Blake x

  3. Hola amigos,
    hope you are well…
    glad you had a good 1st week…
    missing you both lots…
    take it eazy…
    amor y oraciones
    Lauren and James

  4. Deeany and ruuuthy!!

    Hope you guys are well??

    Currently i have come down with a cold and have had to stay off school.. but nothing to drastic thank goodness 😀

    I went to Carroty wood with my church at the weekend and learnt about becoming a 24/7 christian!! Was brill but went soo fast.. I also got up at 2 in the morning to go and pray with Esta for an hour and 15 mins as we were doing an overnight prayer task.. it was er… different but fun all the same lol… we were given hot chocolate and marshmallow hehe!!… On another note… i have an interview at Casamigos tomoro to see if Marky such wants me as a worker lol… Lets hope so!!

    I am still going to church and am managing to get to soul survivor almost every other week with Esta!!! Its sooo good to have her… she is helping me alot!!

    Tell us some info about what its like over there as i have written u an essay… hopefully.. soon i will be sending u a package aswell.. So any requests hehe!!… Missing u my spanish parentssss 😦 Love you lots and lots Daniella xx

  5. Hi guys, I have a little downtime from work, so what better way of spending my time than having a chat with my lovely friends in a far away land.

    The pictures are amazing and it just shows what a vast and diverse world we live in.

    When I read your words I can just hear your voices coming out from the pages.

    Remember to keep smiling, keep going and keep the faith.

    Lots of Love Owen (Coops)

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