So in the words of Lady Gaga, after a long week, I decided to "Just Dance." Sorry, I know, I know cheesy. Every week, there have been Cueca lessons at a volunteer's casa. The Cueca is Chile's national dance that was created in the 1800s. It's a big tradition of Chilean culture. The lessons are a nice break to see all of my fellow volunteer friends. While twirling our hankerchiefs in the air like we just don't care, we also catch up on our weeks. It's a beautiful dance that will come in handy in just a few weeks when Chile begins celebrating its Bicentenario. The festivities for this independence anniversary have been in the works for years and I'm in a great city for it. Everyone keeps talking about how amazing it will be and I can't wait. We even get a week off from school.
So while there have been some unexpected obstacles, they far outweigh the positives. I mean, as I'm typing this, my host mom just brought me breakfast in bed. !Que suerte!
|Traditional Cueca. NOTE: I don't look like this nor do I have the traditional garbs...YET!|