Working for food
Trip Start Oct 17, 2012
46Trip End Mar 27, 2013
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Part of what we are excited for on this trip is good food- steaks, empanadas, ceviche, wine, ... So we will be highlighting some of our cuisine choices along the way. Starting with the plane ride to Argentina: gravied chicken and crunchy rice dinner and breakfast of stale bread and chopped melon. Disgusting, but free.
Food at our hostel in Buenos Aires, Pax, was much better though. We were there for 'all you can eat and drink pizza and open bar' for $12. Good deal since between us we ate about a pizza and a half, half a bottle of wine, an several beers. We definitely could have drank more, but we had to get up early to check out and catch a subway, a train, and a ferry to Delta de Tigre.
Delta de Tigre is where we are doing our first work exchange experience helping out at a bed & breakfast
Today we got a group of southern (USA) Campus Crusaders for Christ staying for a retreat/ recap and reflection on how Jesus has spoken to them through different people they have met in B.A. They're cheerful and loud. Our hosts are nice and generous and have given us some tips for our travels as well as have taken us to the local mall to see what that was like (biggest I've seen and crowded like it was Black Friday), and have also been speaking English with us, even though we need all the Espanol practice we can get. Though we are not always sure what more we can do to help out, we've kept mostly busy prepating meals and cleaning up around the house.
Also, getting back to the food that I guess we are working here for... At least in this house, things are much different than in the US. Many things are kept out instead of always refrigerated and you cant drink the tap water but, luckily, there aren't very many bugs, and we haven't gotten sick. We mostly eat whatever is left over from the house guests, but we have also had a couple of meals prepared by our host. lots of vegetables and legumes. So we are trying some new things and probably eating a bit healthier than we would have in the states (given all we ate was cheese and margaritas).