Vacaciones del invierno en Chilecito
It is winter vacations here in Chilecito. The kids have been off from school for two weeks and as a result fewer kids have been coming to the comedor. It has been lovely to work with a small group of kids and I am getting to know their individual personalities more and more. My cooking is improving every day and I am really enjoying preparing the food for the kids. The kids love it when we cook pure de papa y huevos fritos (mashed potatoes and eggs).
My Spanish lessons are going really well and I enjoy going to my teachers house every evening for two hours. My Spanish is really improving and I am learning so much from her. My teacher arranged that I attend my first basketball training session here in Chilecito,It was a lot of fun and I am going again on Saturday.
One of my fears before coming to Chilecito was that I was going to be alone but it is really not the case in fact it is the complete opposite. I have a really busy schedule and I have made some great friends here. I find the Argentinean people so welcoming and nice and I am continuously overwhelmed by their generosity and openness to me. They are very inquisitive,passionate people and love to speak about politics and history. It has been very interesting for me to see the process of presidential elections here in Argentina and some provincial elections have taken place already. In Argentina everything is celebrated. They even have a day to celebrate your friends... what a lovely idea. On this day everyone receives messages and phone calls from their friends and they get together for coffee or dinner. I went to a friends house for an asado we played cards and ate dinner with friends. My host mum 'Betty' brought me to her nephews house for lunch on Sunday. I spent the majority of the day there listening to folklore music and chatting with the family. It was really nice.
I am just about to leave for the comedor now, It is a beautiful day here in Chilecito, the sun is shining and the sky is clear I am going to take more pictures of my route to San Miguel becasue it is really beautiful. I will update my next blog tomorrow. I have a lot to tell you as I recently ventured to Cordoba for a weekend and it was great.
Steph :) xxx