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I studied a little Spanish before I got here and then took private lessons for a month. Most of what I learned is just by getting out every day and meeting people.
It didn't really hit me for at least a week but then I had mitigating circumstances which brought me to this part of Ecuador.
Not too much as I have moved to many places throughout my life and am easily adaptable. I pretty much knew what I was getting into.
Being single in a town which offers nothing in the way of amenities, I became extremely despressed and also got very sick. Excessive drinking??? ABSOLUTELY as there is nothing else in this town to do!!
Still working on that one as I do not care for this town I am living in and is much more primitive than cities.
Not knowing the language and the fact that especially in this part of Ecuador, they talk extremely FAST!!