I’ve now been a student in four different countries, as I’m now studying Spanish here in Uruguay. None of this was planned. It just kind of happened.
It’s a very tough language to grasp and I’m not particularly strong with languages, I remember the words but my pronunciation is so shit I might as well not bother. Even a few days ago, I tried to talk to a Uruguayan in Spanish and he didn’t even understand when i said “de donde eres?” which means “where are you from?” his reply was “dont speak english much” to me, he didn’t even realise I was trying my Spanish. Then I learn that here in Uruguay they actually say “de donde sos?”, yes Spanish differs from country to country…
I am living with Perla here in Guana, Parque Rodo an inner suburb of Montevideo. I am attending the local Spanish School which is on Gomez, by Plaza Independencia in the city centre of Montevideo.
I was always fascinated by Uruguay as a child, especially given their football history and to be living here and studying here feels good. I don’t have much time to hang around though so will stay a few weeks, finish my course and get the certificate and then move on. But it would be nice to stay longer.