|Posted by Angelina Palumbo on January 17, 2012 at 9:25 AM|
Four weeks in Uruguay has already past, but the feeling of being an outsider has not. Changing a lifestyle is an intense process, but valuable non the less. My daily rituals have been to clean the house, practice my ukelele and go to the grocery store. I have tried to incorporate a little Spanish reading or a movie in Spanish to help with my language learnging. I have also been volunteering with my old job at New Mexico State with data enry on their new software program, it has been great to keep in touch with them. I begin my last semester of University in less than a week and I am looking forward to using my brain a little more!
Now on to the fun stuff! Samuel and I have had some amazing adventures these past four weeks. We have a beautiful apartment, a motorcycle, and bicycles to enjoy. We have cooked together, watched movies, gone on a road trip, enjoyed the beach and have even seen David Guetta (a talented DJ) live. Samuel has great friends and family too; I just hope my communication skills improve. Overall... I am happy. Below is a picture of us on New Years.
Durning my times of exploring I have come up with a list of Uruguayan observations which I will end with now.. enjoy!
*Dinner at 9:00pm is early
*Motorcyles have few rules on the road
*Under 16 years old? Clubs are open until 2:00am for you!
*16 and older? Club opens at 2:00am and closes when you are ready to go home.
*22% sales tax... OUCH!
*Dulce de leche is a staple food
*Greet everyone, if not with a kiss with a 'Hola'
*Babies and/or parents with two kids on motorcyle - REALLY no rules
*Alfajores (negros) kick ass
Will write more soon!