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1. Posted by Nevans (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

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Hey folks , Im a south african and obviously not accustomed to Spanish people and also never got round to taking leasons back home prior to winging it to Peru. However this has become a real hack , I get chicken soup when i ask for a menu and sprite when i ask for water so decided classes are the way to go. I would love to live with a spanish speaking family to aid this which i hear is quite possible (my source being a dodgy looking guy on the train tho) , do any of you have any experience with this , preferably in Arequipa ??

Thanks

Nev

2. Posted by adv3nture (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Quoting Nevans

Hey folks , Im a south african and obviously not accustomed to Spanish people and also never got round to taking leasons back home prior to winging it to Peru. However this has become a real hack , I get chicken soup when i ask for a menu and sprite when i ask for water so decided classes are the way to go. I would love to live with a spanish speaking family to aid this which i hear is quite possible (my source being a dodgy looking guy on the train tho) , do any of you have any experience with this , preferably in Arequipa ??

Thanks

Nev

Can't help you with the homestay, but i'm sure it is possible. Try asking around at some of the hotsels or even local guide companies. Someone will probably be able to help you and most hostels and guide companies have someone who can speak some english.

One tip... if you want water order "Agua" or if you want to make sure you avoid getting sparkling water order "Agua Sin Gas".

Ahhhgwa Seen Gas

3. Posted by cheekyvee (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Hello,

I too am considering a homestay and Spanish language classes for about 2 weeks, in Arequipa and wondered if anyone has done this and can recommend anything. If not then I'll ask around the hostels etc., I just wasn't sure if Arequipa has lots of language schools.

I was originally considering doing the above in Lima (which is our arrival point in S America), but after reading lots on Lima and Arequipa, I am thinking that Arequipa might be a nicer place to to spend a couple of weeks getting to grips with the culture etc.

Thanks for your help!!!

V