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1. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

Greetings everyone

First I just want to say what a gerat site this is. I've seen some other travel sites on teh web, but this is the best so far.

I'm a student in Newcastle, but I used to live in Ecuador. I anyone needs any help with travel plans to SA, especially Ecuador, Columbia and Costa Rica, drop me a note. Always happy to help.

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Hello Lucy!
Welcome to TP!
I feel the same way about this site (yep! It's no secret;))
What are you studying?
~CC

3. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

Hi Cupcake,

Thanks for saying hi.

I'm at Newcastle Uni studying Business Management and Spanish...the spanish seemed like a logical choice after i spend 2 years in south america.

I wish I'd found this site years ago ... it would have helped so much with all the travelling I do.

Lucy

4. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Hola!!

Bienvenida en el TP forum!! buahaha!

5. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hi Lucy, Welcome to TP!

It's great to hear that this is the best travel forum site. I never really looked at any others, just stumbled upon this one and have been here ever since.

Where did you live in Ecuador? Quito?

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi Lucyc55

Welcome to TP ....

Is Spanish easier to learn than English?

Cheers
Wocca

7. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

I spent 2 years living in Quito, but becuase I worked for a Canadian travel agency i travelled a lot, mainly to Columbia and Costa Rica. I then spent 6 months living in the jungle, near Tena.

I think Spanish is definately easier to learn than English. When i arrived in Ecuador I didn't speak hardly any Spanish, and I just had to learn as I went along, but when you live somewhere I think you learn quicker, simply becuase you have to.

Thanks for saying hi everyone.

Question, why does there never seem to be anyone on the live chat, does no one use it?

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Lucyc55

Question, why does there never seem to be anyone on the live chat, does no one use it?

Hi Lucy, I've seen others ask the same thing and the amswers I've seen seem to suggest that noone usually wants to be the first or only one in there, so people just see noone's in "chat" so they don't go in.

Some people said if you want to chat, that you should enter it when you get on TP site, then go about reading the forums and it's more likely then that things might get started.

I also think all the different times zones sort of factor into it. Half of the members are sleeping when the other half is on the site, and vice versa.

9. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

To travel00,

Thanks for the reply. It seems a shame becuase the site has so many members, and it would be nice to chat to other people, rather than just post messages in the forums.

I wonder if theres anything that could be done to encourage more ppl to use the chat.

10. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Lucyc55

I think Spanish is definately easier to learn than English. When i arrived in Ecuador I didn't speak hardly any Spanish, and I just had to learn as I went along, but when you live somewhere I think you learn quicker, simply becuase you have to.

i totally agree, i was learning spanish at such a faster rate when i lived in panama for a few months

and lucy, welcome to TP :)

and also, i'd love to hitup costa rica sometime within the year, maybe i'll have to ask ya advice then ;)