Sunday, February 15, 2009

Settling in


So friends, all the bragging about sunbathing in my bikini on the rooftop terrace of my hostel came back to bite me. Or burn me, I suppose.  I now have one of the strangest sunburns I’ve ever had… just on the front of both arms, on my chest (but not the left side for some reason), and my tummy too.  Nurse Coteleso, please avert your eyes from the first picture.  Lesson learned: always wear sunscreen when close to the equator. And I was only out in the sun for about an hour! Yikes.

I’m all moved in to my new home away from home.  It’s perfect. Cozy, comfortable, and my home-stay family is so welcoming. I’m living in a neighborhood called Belgrano.  A little calmer than el centro and there’s even some trees!  There’s a big park nearby where people like to tomar el sol… not that I need to be doing much more of that, at least in the next few days.  I’m not sure if it’s the travel, the sun or the long Buenos Aires days, but I am exhausted. It’s after 20:00, haven’t even eaten dinner yet, and I’m already curled up in my new bed.  So long to the geriatric days of 5:30 dinner at Smith!

I’m meeting up with the rest of the Butler group tomorrow or Tuesday; they seem to have told me one thing and Celeste another so we’ve got to figure that one out. I’m sure I’ll have much more to talk about once I’m all caught up in the program orientation—city tours, museums, some kind of trip outside the city too. Lista para todo!


  1. 32 Piper Lane has internet!
    Perfect, cozy, comfortable and welcoming. Todo bueno!

  2. Your blog is so pretty! I'm so glad I got you to start one. besos!

  3. MK!
    I thought you were going to Chile! haha
    Is buenos Aires as nice as I´ve heard it is??´
    I´m in Cusco peru and then off to Santaigo chile this saturday... Let me know how things go.
    Phil Danger Small

  4. its "con caso" mary kate... with cheese ok!?