foto del día – 9.20.11

Spring officially starts tomorrow. I am obsessed with all of the beautiful flowers that are starting to bloom around the yard. Susy says that in just a couple weeks all of the walls in both the front and back gardens will be covered in flowers just like this. My camera and I can’t wait.

//Mom and Dad do you remember all of these we had in the Philippines? I can’t come up with the name right now, but I remember loving them.

foto del día – 9.18.11

It’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve posted anything. I promise I’m working on something. For now, here is a photo of Susy and I last night at Drácula; the Buenos Aires based production was performing here in Mendoza this weekend and Susy invited me along!

edit//for those of you keeping tabs on my blog: we parked in a playa last night. how much did we pay? 18 pesos. lets just say i had a nice little chuckle.

foto del día – 8.26.11

The Chilenos are in town, and they brought their chilean slang. Five students from DU, including one of my best friends, Kristin (pictured above) are here in Argentina this weekend. Because of the nationwide shutdown that occurred on Wednesday and Thursday as a result of the national riots for better public education, the IFSA students studying in Valparaiso were given a five day weekend. So, instead of sitting on their couches and watching countless hours of trashy US television online, they decided to make the what turned out to be eleven hour bus ride across the Andes. Yesterday, they got to spend some time walking around the city, checking out local restaurants and a chocolate factory. Today, they are headed to Portreillos to hike and do the zip-line tour that I did a couple weeks ago. Tomorrow they have a bodega tour planned that includes a couple local vineyards and an olive oil farm. A few of us who live here in Mendoza are going along for the ride!

It’s so nice to have visitors in South America and see familiar faces! When Kristin and I sat down in our freshman seminar class about Popular Poetry two years ago, I never would have thought we would meet up in South America. But, here we are, speaking Spanish, eating empanadas and laughing over a wonderful glass of Argentine vino.