Language School - Peru, Language School Programs

Come Join Me For A Taxi Ride

by Rachel Chaikof  (Greenheart Travel Language School Participant in Cuzco, Peru)

Come join me for a taxi ride to see the city of Peru from my school to the host family’s home.  You will hear my voice and the taxi driver’s voice in the video.  In spite of our communication barriers, I tried my best to communicate in Spanish, both trying to say what I exactly want to say and also trying understand what the driver was saying in Spanish, although I accidentally threw in some French words in – for example, I said “l’école” a French word for school.  The minute I realized that I had said in French instead of Spanish, I immediately corrected myself by saying “la escuela.”  Oh my!  I did throw in some English words because he did know some English, and whatever I said in English is what I didn’t know how to say in Spanish yet, but I will soon!  What’s funny though is that I said to the driver that his “English is very good.”  Of course, he speaks broken English, but it’s A LOT better compared to other Peruvians whom I’ve come across in Cusco.  He speaks way more English than anyone else in Peru (except for the administrators and the travel agent at the school)!  HaHa!  I was just impressed by the fact that he’s  a taxi driver, and he can speak some English!  That’s a BIG plus for tourists!  Anyways, at least I was able to have a little practice of speaking some Spanish.  That’s the beauty of studying another language in another country!

For more of Rachel’s travels, please visit her Miss Travel Girl blog


About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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