Only 3 weeks left to go here in Argentina and time has not flown at all , the days seem to pass slowly and I hope I am absorbing every minute of my time here.
The time has come for another blog , it being 1 week since the last . . .
Not too much has happened this week but it has given me time to reflect on my last 4 weeks here in Chilecito, yes you heard me correctly , I have been here 1 month yesterday , my how the time is flying. The concept of time has be come estranged to me lately due to the attitude towards it here and the lack of importance placed on being on time or the time at all.
I began the week on my own, The German volunteers had returned and I faced a bunch of hungry children ahead . . .
Hola Chicos ,
DISCLAIMER : This blog will contain 3 weeks of Argentine adventures, prepare for a short novel of text . . .
Well three weeks in and it feels like I have been here forever . . . I have already forgotten everything about home . . . JUST KIDDING , how could I forget you all at home, HI NIAMH . But I am having a ball now here in this beautiful country.
Hola . . .
So I had hoped to post weekly blogs (or there abouts) about my Argentinian adventures but this week after a pretty bad bout of food poisoning I have not much to post about just yet , so I have decided to give ye an insight into Argentine cuisine.
Hola Ireland , Argentina Calling . . .
I happy to report that my incredibly large bags and I made it here in one piece.
This is my first blog from the other side of the world and I write this from Chilecito where I have just arrived .
I was in the capital for 2 days and it has been a roller coaster of a trip here with some major ups and downs. I arrived here with very few words of Spanish but a phrasebook in hand.
Dia Dhaoibh . . . My name is Evelyn Flynn and this year I am the honoured winner of the Argentinian Travel Award. The memory of the application process and interview day are now but a distant memory and the evermore real thought that in a mere 12 hours I will be on my way to another country farther away from home than I will ever be, is creeping into my mind.
Chilecito is a small city with a main plaza. This plaza is where I hang out, drink coffee and meet with my friends. The plaza is only a 5 minute walk from my host house so I am in walking distance from the banks, shops and post office. The landscape is extremely dry here, with the only water supply coming from the Famatina Mountains. I feel very lucky to have been granted the individual travel award to volunteer in this beautiful place.
My volunteer placement means that I work Monday to Friday and I have every weekend off. I am using my spare time to travel around this beautiful country and this weekend I travelled to Cordoba which is the second biggest city in Argentina. You can travel all around Argentina by bus, the buses travel throughout the night which is nice. I got the bus Friday night and arrived in Cordoba Saturday morning which was great because I didn’t waste a full day travelling.
Sorry about the delay in getting my blog up for everyone but time is flying by very quickly here in Chilecito and I honestly can’t believe my first week is over already. I have already fallen in love with everything here the people, the food (Dulce de leche... Nina you were right very addictive) and my project. I arrived in Chilecito at 9.00 am Friday the 1st of July. The landscape here is so vast and breathtaking, I have probably taken 100 photos of the Famatina mountains already they are honestly so beautiful.