Saturday, March 30, 2013

Community Bathrooms vs. Holes in the Ground

So, as it turns out that posting only like once every three months on a blog is NOT the best way to build an online following.  Hmm.... Haha.  When every post says "I really need to update this thing more often..." you know there's a problem. 

The last few days I have been on vacation from Peace Corps.  I flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent three days wandering around neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta, and now I'm in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.


I'm staying at a hostel, which is a stretch for me.  Typically I like to have my own sleeping space and not share a bathroom.  I kind of think that other people are gross and community-anything is not my favorite, haha.  BUT, I'm on this trip for 11 days and unfortunately due to my career choice to be a volunteer, the cash isn't exactly flowing into my bank account.  So... $16/night?  Can't afford to turn that down.  And who am I to say that sharing a bathroom with other people is gross?  I don't even have a bathroom in the campo.  Is a shared bathroom more or less sanitary than a hole in the ground?  Haha, that's actually a legitimate question.

I have a lot planned for the few days I'm down here, so I'll try to update as often as I can.  I find it's more fun to blog when I'm doing something other than hoeing a field every day.  Today I just kind of wandered around town finding where things are.  I had an amazing bacon cheeseburger for dinner, so I'll DEFINITELY be returning to that place before I leave here.  Tomorrow I'm doing a boat tour of the Beagle Channel, and the following days I'm hoping to hit the National Park that is down here, as well as the glacier.  I return to Buenos Aires on Thursday and I'll be there for a couple more days.  I'm on a mission to find Wendy's!  Yes.  I went all the way to Buenos Aires to find Wendy's.  I am a true American.  haha.