... and now I'm hooked on French again!
It was amazing to be surrounded once again by a language other than English! My mind loves working constantly to solve the word-puzzles. Also fascinating to me was being able to actually see myself build from the ground up. The more words I acquired during my four-ish days there, the more I had in my artillery for figuring out new words from context. It builds slowly, sloooooowly, slooooooooooooooowly upon itself, but it does go up.
I don't think anyone else on the trip was as fixated on the street signs, restaurant menus, and conversation snippets as I was.
This actually means that I am not going to Mexico or any other Spanish-speaking country this year. Sad, yes. But I will manage just fine with the Spanish I already have.
More to come! I will upload some pictures with French words in them! Until then, à bientôt et au revoir!