April 13, 2007
Friend from college said meetup.com was a great place to start meeting folks when you just arrive to a new city.
I've lived in Lima, Peru since I was 17. My Lima accent has been lost a little bit (I blame my non-Peruvian Latino friends), but put me with a few other Peruvians and it comes back magically.
Spanish was one of the subjects I was a geek at during middle and high school. I was also a part-time tutor during my undergrad. Glad to take on your tough, grammar/vocabulary/ortography questions, but I kinda suck at Literature.
I wanted to build my local Latino network connections after settling down in the city, while at the same time continuing my use of the language so my friends and family would not make fun of my decreasing skills each time I visited them back home.