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  •  It's great that you went to Chile & Easter Island! (7+ / 0-)

    I'm so glad I inspired you to look South!

    As to learning any Quechua - there is absolutely no reason you need the language. We managed just fine. However, as with any foreign language learning, the more you do, the more nuanced your experience will be in the country where you are visiting. So you don't need Quechua to order food, to have conversations with anyone near the big cities or even with most in the countryside but if you want to have conversations with porters on the Inca Trail, older folks working in the countryside, or understand more of the mythology of the Inca through their language, then it would be worth trying. I think we may invest in a Quechua book before heading to Ecuador... then again, I may wait to find out the dialect. I bet there are as many of those in Quechua as there are in Spanish!

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    by angelajean on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:01:57 AM PST

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