Today is the one month mark for me in Chile. That is crazy to think about! 3 weeks in a hostel and 1 week in my new apartment. Things are pretty good here, I really enjoy my new apartment and roomies. They are very cool and they show me around and I see things that I probably wouldn't see on my own.
Yesterday I was angry in the morning because I thought that we didn't have any hot water for my shower. That's the last thing I want, when after a cold night. I want a hot shower and I turn it on and the water is ice cold! So I didn't take a shower that morning. I later find out it was cold because you actually have to turn the gas on before taking a shower...That pretty much sums up my time in Chile, figuring everything out by trial and error. Ha
On Sunday, we went to this huge market, which happens once a week and that is where everybody buys their fresh produce. Its amazing to see, and really cheap. For example, I could buy a kilo of lemons for about 50 cents. You also can by everything else as well, clothes, bootleg cds, etc..
I really have learned that I have to cook from scratch a lot more too. (there are no Salsbury Steak TV dinners, boo!) From my roomers, I have picked up a few things to make. Soups, etc. Because it is always cold in the apartment, I drink tea all day too..
Spanish is coming along, with me learning more vocabulary everyday. I try to read a lot too. Currently, I am reading the Spanish version of Jack and Beanstalk....or whatever it is called. I still cant understand anybody though.
Classload is starting to pick up. I have classes in the morning, then a break, then a class in the evening. The only thing that stinks about that is I have a huge break in the afternoon. I usually don't go home because it wastes time and money. This time is where I usually fit in Spanish class or meet up with one of my roomies. Just for the heck of it, I walked home the other day to see how long it take me. It took me a little over a hour (so probably about 3 or 4 miles), so its something I not going to do everyday. In the summertime, I think that I want to get a bike.
I found the best place to eat Chilean food as well. So I have a local place to take people when they come and visit me...Right? Right?
I also have decided to buy a guitar. I think that I am going to buy a acoustic one because its more portable and I dont need to buy a amp (it probably would piss off my roomies as well). I probably will buy it on the weekend or early next week.
Oh something really cool. I actually found out I get 4 weeks of vacation, not a week like I thought. I am going to come home to Chicago and Michigan on Dec 22 through the 28th. Its short, but I can only get that much time off work. But that leaves 3 weeks to explore Chile before next July. So I was happy to figure out that!