Day 3

Trip Start Jul 12, 2011
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Trip End Dec 19, 2011


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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Friday, July 15, 2011

It's 3 PM here in Buenos Aires, and I just finished having breakfast with several of the students that I was dancing with and went to the pub with last night. The students here are so kind! They cooked me breakfast this morning and have already given me a couple of free meals. They are wonderful people, and they truly enjoy helping me find my way around here in the city.

Cristian set me up with an old Movistar SIM card that one of his friends had (his friend returned to Germany a little while ago, so he doesn't need it anymore), and it works in my blackjack II! I'm not sure if his friend still has his credit card set up with the Movistar account however, so I'm going to have to buy a recharge card from a locutorio sometime in the next couple of days. I know that the prepaid Sim cards can expire if they are recharged for a certain amount of time. I'm not sure when Cristian's friend left, so I figure I should probably recharge it sooner rather than later. But it works, and that's fantastic because the main Movistar office is on the other side of the city from me.

Angie and some others are going to take me out again around 3:30 today. I want to buy them a gift while we're out, because they've already bought me several meals! They won't let me though :-)

will post later today about my experience in going to the supermarket. Much of the food here in Argentina has different names than it does in other parts of South America. For example, "fresa" (strawberry) is "frutilla" here (pronounced, "Froo-TEE-cha"). Also, when someone says, "allá" (over there) it's pronounced a-CHA, instead of a-ZYAH. When the people say "Yo soy Pablo" it sounds like "Chosoypablo." Adjusting to the Argentine dialect will take a little time -- that's okay though, because it took little time for the Spanish speakers here to adjust to it as well (the students who are from other parts of South America, like Colombia).

Nos hablamos pronto,
-Will
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