Reece and I just signed up for Spanish classes, so we can perhaps minimize our use of the phrase, "Lo siento, no entiendo."
We found a great program. It's a non-profit organization that employs single mothers, after 90 hours of training, to teach one-on-one classes. They get a fair wage, flexible schedule and time to spend with their children. We get a teacher who is proud of and dedicated to the work she is doing.
So for our remaining few days in Cusco, we'll be attending class for four hours each day. Two hours of grammar in the classroom, followed by two hours of conversation practice around town. It's about a 45 minute walk from our hostel, which provides a nice opportunity to get out of the tourist trenches.
Reece and I each have our own private teacher who we'll work with separately. So we look forward to meeting after class by the lockers to make out.