08.07.2011 - 09.07.2011 75 °F
At school on Thursday I had a major upgrade – I moved from the indoor patio I've been studying in to the (sometimes) sunny roof deck with views Volcan Fuego and Volcan Agua. I've been learning some interesting new words, including “guerra” (war). After I heard canons going off Helen swore to me that there was a war in the next town over. I think my face went a little white before I realized that Helen was not being her honest self. (You, Helen, are a little tramposa - I won't fall for that again!)
Heidi went to a dance class this afternoon while I had cafe con leche at Cafe Condesa. Heidi came back exhausted. She said she spent the hour dancing with Flor, a little firecracker who also teaches Spanish at Ixchell. She said that Flor kept shouting at her, “Mas sexy!” Heidi's still not sure whether this was a direction or a compliment.
That evening, based on the recommendation of Angelica, we headed to Saberico to try out the wine licuado. As it turns out, wine licuados are pretty much the greatest thing ever. However, I would recommend against ordering the grande, as it is indeed, muy grande. Heidi and I, along with Jeremy and Dawn (our new roommate from Texas), made a brief stop at the Irish pub across the street after Saberico. When we got there, we did our best not to give dirty looks to the girls from our dorm last weekend who happened to be sitting outside. Just ask Heidi or Jeremy, I am still not over this.
The Irish pub was loud and crowded, but we found a few seats at the bar where we could take it all in. The place had a fun vibe, influenced by a mix of locals and travelers – I love being in a room with so many people from all over the world.
Friday was our last day of school so we decided to take a field trip to a fancy restaurant which overlooks Antigua with Helen and Angelica. This was maybe the most fun field trip I've ever been one, between the views, the absolutely dirt cheap four star restaurant and the constant laughs I couldn't really ask for more!
I'm really going to miss Helen and Angelica. Helen offered to come back to the United States with me. However, her idea was to act as my mochilla by hanging on the my back motionless. I'm not sure that this would be the best laid plan. If I'm ever back in Antigua, I will definitely be looking these girls up!