I'm back home from Ecuador now. I was quite impressed with the places that I visited in Ecuador. Traveling is a good replacement for ignorance. I'd like to thank Kristen for showing me a wonderful time in Ecuador!
The fact that I did so poorly during that hellish bike ride still doesn't sit well with me. Ironically, the fact that I did so poorly on that hellish bike ride is also the reason why I can't sit well.
I spent most of my time in Ecuador wondering when is the appropriate time to switch from usted to the tu form. What if I'm too presumtious and the other person is still in the usted mode? What if I get a tu thrown my way, but I'd prefer to leave the s's off of my verbs with that particular person? These are the tough questions.