Que calor hace!
Trip Start Jan 29, 2007
34Trip End May 30, 2007
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So what have the past few days been like? Well Iīm staying with a woman called Silvia in an appartment in the Montserrat area. Itīs a nice place, located near the grand Parliament building. Silvia is nice though she keeps talking to me in English despite me wanting to speak in my lousy spanish. She has a strange habit of blaring Classical music out in the afternoon, which I notice when I come back from my classes for a rest. She has a son, Tomas, who lives a few blocks away, he has a couple of Norwegian girls staying with him, but he makes them dinner at my place.
My room is small and basic
Iīve started my spanish classes. Iīve changed classes as the first one was too basic, and gone from 2 hours a day to four, which is a decision Iīm beginning to regret. I can grasp the tenses well-ish but my memory is not what it used to be and Iīm finding it difficult to remember vocab, which means that my conversation is shit. Still hopefully that will improve.
I started off without having meals cooked for me then decided to try. Silvia made me some chicken with some corn mush and a salad. I get the impression that she doesnīt cook much...my stomach thinks the same as it all passed through me about 3am, and again this morning. Still canīt be food poisioning as I havenīt been sick. Tomas will be doing most of the cooking I think, and Iīll be taking dinner with the Norwegians in the week.
Thereīs a good set of people at the language school
I was a right mess the next day, could not function in classes at all! Had to go home at 4 for a siesta to sort me out.
Took it easy last night, went to Recoletta to sit in a cafe and watch the world go by, then watched a film at the cinema.
Today, Iīve just been wondering around Recoletta, found Eva Peronīs (Evita) grave, and have just been generally wondering. Will take in a few buildings now and then relax in the park for a bit.
Tonight am off to a salsa club with some of the Swiss girls which sounds like a bad idea unless it has air-con. Will see how that goes.
Thatīs all for now....over and out!