It’s been slightly over two months since I left my host family back in Ecuador. And I miss them beyond imagination.

One of the best parts of living with a host family is having host siblings. My seven year old host sister, Valentina, was one of my first friends. Since everyone in the house was usually busy with work or school, a lot of my time was spent with her. And being a big brother was one of the most memorable parts of my year.

We would spend our nights lying on my bed after long homework sessions, watching disney princess movies en español, and playing el piso es lava. Often our time together would be filled with music. Everytime my host parents weren’t home we would have our own little dance parties, and I’ll never forget that smile on her face whenever a prince royce song came on. Check out some of our jams below.

loca, maite perroni

felices los 4, maluma

una lady como tú, manuel turizo

3AM, jesse y joy

me rehúso, danny ocean

reggaetón lento, cnco

que va, alex sensation

mi gente, j balvin

sorry, justin bieber

báilame, nacho

perreo a explosao, mc kevinho

work, rhianna

escápate conmigo, wisin

cake by the ocean, dnce

el amante, nicky jam

robarte un beso, carlos vives

shape of you, ed sheeran

chantaje, shakira

gasolina, daddy yankee

we don’t talk anymore, charlie puth

heathens, twenty one pilots

tan fácil, cnco

hasta el amanecer, nicky jam

let me love you, dj snake

bonita, j balvin

criminal, natty natasha

el amor que perdimos, prince royce