It is now officially spring in Buenos Aires! …though the weather is still making up its mind. Here’s a breakdown of my week since we spoke last:
Wednesday: Our Día de la Primavera (holiday celebrating the first day of spring) didn’t go quite as planned—we had the day off from class and were hoping to go to the modern art museum, but everyone overslept so that plan is still in reserve for another day. Instead, I accompanied a housemate to the clinic near our house because she was having mysterious back pains. That took up a good part of the early afternoon, but we ventured into the city afterwards and happened upon a block of clothing stores. Naturally, browsing ensued; lots of stores are trying to get rid of last season’s clothes to make room for new stock. I found a cute tank top on sale that I’ll wear a lot when it warms up just a liiiittle bit more😀
Thursday: Gray and cold and miserable, despite the warm and sunny and all-around gorgeous weather we’d had the day before. But we went out with classmates for lunch after class, which was fun. I wound up with a chicken-tomato-avocado sandwich, which was not what I thought I was getting but was pretty tasty all the same. That’s been happening quite a bit here, but I’ve been doing my best to try everything even if it doesn’t look quite like what I was expecting. However…
Friday: …sometimes my stomach takes a little while to get on board with this new food philosophy. I woke up on Friday morning not feeling well at all, so took the day off from school and tried to sleep it off. (I guess it worked; my host mom said that every time she looked in on me I was fast asleep.) Not sure exactly what caused it, but it will be a while before I go near any form of avocado. Just to be on the safe side.
Today I’m still not quite a hundred percent but I really wanted to stretch my legs, so I took my camera out for a quick walk around the neighborhood. Now you can see a little bit of what I see on the daily:
That’s it for now! Word has it that we’re having guests over for an asado (barbecue/grill/roast) tonight. Argentine beef is legendary; I hope my stomach is up for it. For now I think I’m gonna take it easy and read a little bit—I’ve been chipping away at La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende, and it’s going really well!