Alright, here’s the deal. Last week, I was chillin on the beach, at the most beautiful location on this side of the planet… Punta Del Este, Uruguay. I wish you could have been there, it was truly something. We met a lot of great people, and had some pretty priceless encounters. Ever heard of a hamburguesa completa? Aight, it’s like a burger with ham, fried egg, cheese, mayo, and a ton of grease.
We stayed at this hostel in La Barra, which is near Punta. What a great time! Seriously, if any of you make it to that part of the world, you gotta stay at this place. It’s friendly, it’s cheap, it’s home.
This is from their site, they’re called “Backpacker de La Barra”
We spent a good amount of time in Buenos Aires. One thing I learned that was a swift kick in my egyptian butt, was a new appreciation for FOBs. Now this trip to BsAs was the first international trip i’ve taken where I wasn’t under the protection and cultural ease of being in a tour group, so I basically had to try to fit in, language, culture, etc… and it was so hard. I mean, I definitly got by, and I met a lot of great people, but it’s so stinkin tough. I spent so much energy in my past makin fun of the FOBs who go to my church :) i mean in a way, yea it’s funny, but to be in a new country with a new language, you have to learn to transfer your personality into a language you haven’t mastered… very hard.. so it’s so hard for people to really get to know you.
So I wanna dedicate this post to all the FOBs out there. this one’s for you… ehem..
Dude, fresh off the boat
You are welcome in my home
Please take off your shoes.
1/21/05 – PK
Unfortunately after coming home, I caught a nasty case of bronchitis. I’ve been sick for the last 4 days, bedridden… blows.
Anyone wanna bring over some chicken soup?