It’s been a while since I have posted much because not much has happened since Saturday. My illness was pesky and decided to hang on for a long time. After Saturday night and Sunday morning, it was mostly just upset stomach. At the recommendation of my host mom, I went to the university clinic on Monday afternoon. It was a bit of an an adventure navigating how the clinic worked at the university, in Spanish, while sick. Luckily there was a very nice lady who was super accommodating and helpful, spoke English and was able to put me with a doctor who spoke English so that I could describe my symptoms better. The doctor gave me some medicine to help with the symptoms. By Tuesday afternoon I was considerably better, and by yesterday I was almost completely better. Yesterday afternoon I was able to go to the City Museum with my friends. It was pretty small but had a pretty good timeline complete with artifacts of the history of Quito and Ecuador. Afterwards we went to a small microbrewery which, out of all coincidences, is owned by a group of guys who graduated from Willamette University in Salem.
My Spanish has continued to improve. The improvement seems to go in waves: one moment I am great and another I am not. I think what happens is that I get in a groove after speaking and thinking nothing but Spanish but then I regress a bit if I break that groove. Within the upcoming weeks I should get even better.