I´m done being bored.
School is on Swine Flu vacation for two weeks and I´ve been basically doing nothing the whole time. Sure, I´ve been teaching an English class for about an hour and a half each day, but that still leaves me with about 13 hours of time to kill.
After a few long conversations with family and friends about the true horrors of sitting in a room reading for 6 hours out of the day I decided that it is time for action. I´m not going to waste my trip being lazy and sleeping while there is plenty to do and see.
Today I´m leaving for Cochabamba! I´m taking a long weekend while my students compete in a big fútbol match to regain my adventurous spirit.
I´m excited to be able to play the role of tourist again. I thought that being a Cruceño (A person from Santa Cruz) for two months would be fantastic. I would know the city and reap the benefits of a long stay instead of simply passing through from hostel to hostel. Now, I kinda miss being able to pull out my camera and take pictures of the city and its people. I´m ready to look like a gringa again.
When I get back to Santa Cruz Julia Jimenez will have resumed classes and I will be back to my old self.