Monday...first day at school, Cuenca
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Walk to school just before 8. My teacherâ€™s name is Rafael. We spend around 2 Â½ hours in class, mostly itâ€™s revision of grammar, completing exercises and talking. Then thereâ€™s a coffee break with other students and Rafael takes me to visit the main plaza and cathedral, which is rather magnificent.
On the way back to the house for lunch, I take my good sunglasses to be fixed as the arm broke. Guy canâ€™t fix them. Have lunch at 1 with the whole family; hot lunch with soup as lunch is most important meal. Afterwards I do my homework and then get a taxi and go to the River Mall.
Give my glasses to another optometrist; hope they can fix them.
I go to the supermarket to check out what they sell, then catch a cab back to the school before 6 as there is a free discussion on famous people in South America. There is only the teacher, one other student and me, but itâ€™s a very interesting hour. I then go looking for a restaurant with wifi, eventually find one and have something to eat and do a bit of the blog, check emails etc. Return to the house by cab; USD1.50, the minimum cost for a cab.