I like my new teacher a lot -- he's very funny, and he's been teaching for several years, so he's good. Of course, part of me thinks, "Oh, I'm getting all the good teachers in my first couple of weeks," but maybe they're all good. Since the school is a cooperative, and it has certain requirements for its teachers, it's possible.
This weekend, I'm going to San Francisco del Alto, a town nearish here that's said to have the best mercado, and the most "authentic". I'm really looking forward to it. I've also made some friends, which is nice, and mostly we manage to speak together in Spanish, unless we get really stuck. Some of them are leaving very soon, but others will be here for up to 3 months, so it doesn't feel like we're building friendship only to say goodbye in a week.