o right on man. yeah im looking to go down to do some traveling and spanish has been an interest for me for quite some time. so im looking to improve on it as much as i can. are you heading down by boat or flying down? my sister lived in ecuador for a few months. she has only told me great things about it. and yeah central is supposed to be pretty awesome. i havent been to either so im looking forward to the adventure and really hoping to get down there by boat instead of plane.