24.07.2011 - 25.07.2011 20 °C
So after an early start from heathrow to Madrid, where for some unknown reason I was put on standby so almost didn't get on the flight to Guayaquil, hence no luggage being put on said flight, followed by a two and a half hour drive with a crazy Spanish driver I finally reached my destination of Montanita. After some sleep disturbed by cockerels crowing, turkeys gobbling and dogs barking, an early start to enrol at the Spanish school where I have lessons from 10-12 and 1-3 every day followed by my dive training. Pretty full on as you can imagine and up early today to do my homework!
Haven't had much time to explore the town yet and it hasn't stopped raining since I got here! But people are friendly and I'm sure I'll settle in soon enough. I appear to be the only person enrolled for 8 weeks and this is meet with some surprise by most people - it does seem an awful long time now I'm just at the start of it. But I don't do things by halves so may as well get stuck into it!
Pray for some sunshine and the return of my bag soon for me - I have visions of falling over in the mud with no spare clothes to change into!
Best Spanish word learnt so far: las chichis (one for the boys!)