So much as happened since the last post! We've officially been in Argentina for 1 month!!! Time is flying!
In the short one month and that ive being living my life style ive learned/ encountered many news things:
- I traveled to Mendoza with a group called Cordoba, which is a group for all exchange students in the city, and they organize trips and parties and all the fun stuff! The trip was amazing and inspired me to want to get out and explore the rest of the country! We went rafting, hiked in the mountains and did a bike tour of and a brewery. The trip was amazing, because we sleep. there was no time for sleep, it was constant activities. I Stayed in my first (which was super nice!!) and experienced an Argentine as a welcome party to Mendoza.
- We returned home to Cordoba on a Wednesday at 5:30am and I had class at 8 am. this class is a 3 hours class, about the history of the culture, aka deep, philosophical thinking... in spanish for 3 hours... miserable!!! But the day was far from over because it was my roommate Alison's 21st birthday! Apparently keeping things a secret is significantly harder when there's a language barrier, but Alison was clueless to the all the plans we made her for, and everything worked out well!
- We've started to venture out and by venture out I mean actually go to the (clubs) and stay out until 4:30 am (which is still early here) you would think walking around at night around 3am would be sketchy.. wrong the streets are just as filled as they are in the morning, just with students going out and doing their thing. We're trying to meet more locals and hang out with mutual friends to meet more people! its amazing how friendly everyone is here and the first time they meet you it's like you are already best friends (my kind of people)
- My Soccer team= a bunch of crazies. ive gone to 2 practices so far and its been . the girls are wild, and yesterday after practice (WHICH IT RAINED, THUNDERED AND LIGHTNING THE ENTIRE TIME AND WE DIDNT STOP....) we had hamburgers and talked as a team for like 2 hours and it was really nice. Except the talked so fast so maybe hear/pay attention to like every 4 words they say.
- I have mastered the answers to the questions: "de where are you from? What are you studying here? Did you know spanish before you came here because you can speak very well. how long will you be here for? sos?" "que , o en que ?" " antes de , por que bien." " ?"
- Life/ Argentina doesn't stop for anyone. Pedestrians DO NOT have the right away in the streets, unless want to die. The Buses literally stop for like 30/45 sec for anyone to get on or off. you play soccer until the time practice is supposed to end,regardless of the outside.
- Strikes are completely normal, even on a country-wide basis. Today the entire country went of strike and all bus, flights, garbage,subways were suspended. We were watching the news last night at midnight everything stopped in Buenos Aires. Crazy stuff!
- Cordoba is a big city, but has small little places surrounding it and those places are on the top of our check list. today we went to de del , which is about 1 hr and 30 min outside the city. We climbed/hiked about 12 km (8 miles) My short legs are done for but the view was worth it! we at lunch at the top and enjoyed the view! I also actually have a red-neck.. sunburn doesnt discriminate.
- I have been here for a month and still have NOT registered for classes... crazy, but this coming monday everything will be final! only took a month!
- Santa (Holy Week) is approaching and we don't have school Wed-Sunday! I really want to travel more and explore this huge country! I have no definite plans yet, but its okay last-minute is totally a thing here
My Spanish has improved 100% since ive been here. Now speaking spanish doesn't even cross my mind anymore, it just comes out and flows like wow. In 4 months watch out. wait what's english again?