|Carolina Bookstore on Hermano Miguel and Calle Larga|
The bookstore is also a hangout for people learning Spanish. Before and after classes, gringo language learners will sit around the table downstairs, have coffee (offered free), chat, hook up to computers, read the Miami Herald or the El Mercurio, and talk about Spanish and events in Cuenca and the surrounding area.
|Harold checking out local events in the local paper, El Mercurio before his Spanish class starts|
|Harold and Bill, his classmate, chatting before class|
|Harold and Sonia, his wonderful teacher|
|Harold, Bill and Sonia ready to work|
|Julie and Sonia before their last class|
|Deborah and Gil with Sonia, right before their class starts, along with Julie, who is in the corner taking the picture! The four of them had great fun together in class, and Deborah and Gil have become good friends.|
We have also vowed to become fluent by next year – wherever we go
(and we expect it will be to a Spanish-speaking location).