Valizas- our house is a very very very fine house
Trip Start Jan 29, 2008
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the town here is sandy streets....no pavement anywhere....horses and cows in front yards....people walking in bare feet. tons of little beach huts everywhere. we finally met claudia who showed us what has become our new home here. its a great little casita...white washed walls...a big main room with two beds and a little table...its connected to the little kitchen with a propane stove-oven and a little dining room table. there is an indoor bathroom but no real running water....just a well we pump outside!!! so cool!! there is one bedroom and a loft. outside we have a picnic table and a little brick fireplace thing. its incredible!!!! no electricity but lots of candles...its pretty much perfect. weŽre also two steps from the beach and the main plaza.
the night we arrived we made a delicious pasta dinner and just chilled out...lauren and ainsley went for a walk through town and saw some amazing live music and cool street vendors.
yesterday we woke up and lauren graham and i headed on a bus to castillo the nearest town that has a bank cause we needed some more funds. it was a hassle...our debit cards donŽt work...but lauren took care of business and got some money out on her visa. we came home....graham and i went for a swim....lauren did some internet time....lauren and i bought some rice and stir fry and fresh fish for dinner. it was amazing. we played cards by candlelight and listened to the last of our ipods before they died. we drank wine and then headed to the main square to catch some drumming action. we stayed and drank at this really cool outdoor bar with little picnic benches in the sand. we talked to some really nice uruguayan ladies. we went dancing after for awhile which was fun.
today we all woke up extremely hot and immediately went down to the beach to swim... this beach is INCREDIBLE. to the left are huge sand dunes....like little mountains of white sand. weŽre going to climb them tomorrow. we had a delicious swim in the ocean and then graham cooked us some ham and eggs for breakfast. it is overcast now so that is why we decided to come do some internet blog updating. weŽre extending our stay here, we were supposed to leave tomorrow but its just too good to be true so weŽre staying hopefully til sunday and then weŽll head straight back to buenos aires to begin planning our patagonia expedition.
we canŽt really say enough about this town. its idyllic. everyone is so friendly....there arenŽt cars really...its so laid back....weŽre living really simply but we have everything we could want. life is at a perfect slow pace right now and it would be easy to stay here for much much longer.