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... I do not get food from them ;).
One of their grandchildren was over at the house for a night as well and he gave me my new name (Juli - with a real German J).
I was also cooking in the kitchen for the first time and I figured I can add gas stove to my "things I'm scared of" list. They make ugly sounds.
Today my host parents also had a strange thing called alcachofa for lunch and I got one too. Coulnd't figure out what it was ...
... were vague, but it was a single main road: a case of 'if you end up in Argentina you've gone too far'. Having found it without too much trouble and retrieved maps from the enthusiastic manager of this section of the park, we did a couple of short hikes out to some waterfalls.
Walking along the shore of one of them, Lee managed to put his foot in it - literally. His face froze in panic. The rock he had stepped on to was ...
... seems to belong to the riverfront. He runs alongside the runners and cyclists who seem to stop and give him a treat. Up and down he goes, seemingly all day as he was there both this morning and this afternoon. Must be the fittest dog on the planet. No such thing as the pound here, obviously.
And on the subject of dogs, Molly is a jack russell owned by the lady who owns this complex. If you are silly enough ...
... robes are actually just some drying bedsheets though, so it's not that hippie really, even if they do make their own granola for breakfast (they dish up the portions themselves though, to prevent people certain cerealholics from eating them out of business).
We headed straight out to explore the town, taking in the fish market where absolutely gigantic Sea Lions greedily waited in the river and on the pontoon for fish heads and bones ...
... After the picturesque ferry ride back from Niebla, we took some advice from the day before and went to the Kunstmann Brewery (an unfortunate name yes but great beer). We also decided to order the recommendation, a beer degustation and a dish called Crudo (local speciality) to go with. The beer came out and all was well - 10 varieties in oversized shot glasses - and then came the Crudo. It turns out that Crudo is a side of onions, pickled chilli and ...