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Jazz Festival ... Ballet ... Ice Cream (But first an important disclosure)

CANADA | Thursday, 26 February 2009 | Views [526] | Comments [2]

I am forced by ethical and editorial guidelines (especially in these difficult economic times) to make the following disclosure: I am at home. In Vancouver. Using high speed internet. For free. See, I intended to maintain a real time journal. I'd be there. You'd be there. We'd share the thing. It really was a great idea. Nearly like twittering (although I actually have no idea what that is...it's my understanding that e-mail and blogging have gone the way of the dinosaur, and replaced by "tweeting" where I can release scintillating little messages like, "Crossing the street to the other side", or "Waiting for the light to turn." I don't get it, but whatever. That's what I'm told. However, (sorry, I was intending to make a point, but got distracted and then annoyed, but patience always does pay as you will soon discover) after making the commitment to ongoing updates to the journal I discovered the unfortunate truth. It's not like there are internet cafes on every corner of Cuba. So you gotta find a computer. Then you gotta get in line (during the hours the computer is available). Then you gotta pay about $10 - $15 per hour for its use. And since it's not high speed, you spend much of that hour watching it. Now that, to me, is not a particularly good use of my time, when the sun is shining and beers are a buck and a half. So instead, I will be sharing memories of experiences rather than the experiences themselves. Impressions. Emotions. I will though be able to support them with names and places and references and stuff, so that actually might be ok too.

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I wondered if that was the case - we're so spoiled with hi-speed computers everywhere! Hope you had a fabulous time!
- Celia
PS - you don't want to twitter - only 140 characters/post, means that it's massively-shortened-communication!

  Celia Mar 2, 2009 10:27 AM

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just stumbled on your blog while looking for reviews of language schools in mendoza. great blog! i've been told by one of the schools i'm interested in (Argentina Idiomas Espanol) that its the same school as Intercultural (the one i think you went to). Which would be great given your experience there? Does that make sense from your time there? Trying to see if I'm being told the truth. Appreciate your help!

  danielle Apr 16, 2009 12:04 PM

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