Yesterday, I contemplated the rest of my time in Argentina. It was raining and so all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book and sleep/rest away the day. Instead, I went to lunch and was told that this woman could not understand that I wanted a menu in spanish. I asked her what the appropriate word was and she looked at me with no expression. I tried to ask a different way with the same result. Remember that I am speaking spanish here and so it is frustrating with my vocabularly. I knew that this woman was being difficult and so I left for a different place.
Later, I decided to stay at the hostel for a few more days and they let me switch into a room with a window and fan. i loved the coolness and found myself sleeping the rest of the afternoon away. It was raining and the museums that i wanted to go to were closed. I intend to go to the Evita Museum as well as the Fine Arts Museum. I look forward to doing that today after my trip to the bus station. I am looking at a 24 hour bus ride south. Can´t wait. I know that it will be spectacular. I just need to figure out when I will leave and possibly my return date to secure a bed at this hostel. The people are super nice and they have been patient with my spanish/english communication. In some ways, I wish that I could extend my trip solely for the purpose of learning more spanish. I would be forced to since no one speaks english here.
I met a guy from Chicago last night and immediately asked him if he had been to the Map Room. He said no and so I told to check it out when he returned to the States. I had a blast there last year, and like the owners as well. Brandon and Mark have always been wonderful to me and so of course, I will send people to their bar as much as possible.
I also spent about 3 hours with a Braziliian girl, named Renatta. She is super nice and helped me with my conversation skills. I definitely understand more than i can speak and so it was nice practice for me to speak with a person who was nice and patient. I felt comfortable stumbling through the translations. I think we are going to meet for some wine later today and hopefully I will continue to learn the arts of spanish.
Well, I am off to douse myself with OFF and have a medialuna for breakfast. Take care and enjoy some strong coffee. They have not made me a decent cup yet.