Holy crap there are so many things to say! But not enough time
haha. So p-days are today, and we email at 5pm my time.
Right when we
landed in Buenos Aires, the language switched over to spanish..It was so
intense and is still so intense haha. I don't know what is going on at
all! I'm starting to pick up words here and there, but I can't understand
anything. It´s super frustrating! The travel down here was way crazy. I
felt so dirty and gross when we finally got here and got settled. It had
been like 4 days since I got to change my clothes and shower...gross.
The area I´m in is called Olavarria. It´s pretty close to Buenos Aires.
And about 4 hours away via bus from Bahia Blanca.
I never got the chance
to call Alisha or Nikki. So sorry guys! The plane was boarding!!
trainer is Elder Henry, he is from Spanish Fork, Utah. (So he´s white..haha. Dang.) We speak English which is bad for me, I think I´m going to give it up 100%. That's the
only way that I will learn faster! He is a nice guy and we get along
well. We live in a pretty small house that 6 elders in total live in.
Its crazy. We have 1 washer that is like way tiny.
Tracting here is
so weird. To knock on a door, you clap outside haha. When my companion,
Elder Henry first did that. I was like why are you clapping...haha Super
Dinner doesn't exist here! There is only a big lunch and
breakfast. So that's pretty weird. Everyone eats pasta here for lunch, pasta with meat sauce and super good cheese. Its awesome. Fancy foods
all the time...heck yeah!
The members here are awesome! Well I think
they are awesome. I don't know what they are actually saying haha.
Argentina is such a beautiful place!! Especially Buenos Aires. I love
We live next to a pizzaria, its sweet.
PESOs! Its like 5 pesos to 1
US dollar. I'm getting used to it already. I love them!
I love everything
about Argentina. I thought we would be having more success here. I
thought baptisms were super easy, haha. But they are hard! Nobody here in
Olavarria wants to listen to us. They always just say they are busy! On Sunday, I had to go up and bear my testimony since I am new. It was
sooo scary!! But members said that my spanish is really good for being
here for such a little amount of time. I think they are lying! haha.
It´s so hard. It literally seems impossible to learn this language. I
don't think I´ll ever get it down to be honest. Gahh. Oh well, I guess I
have a lot of time to learn haha.
The bathrooms here are interesting.
They have badai´s. I dont think that is spelled right but google it. (correct spelling "bidet".) I
don't want to describe it. So that was a new experience..
I feel like
everything is cheap here. Like shopping, I feel like I don't spend a lot
of money. The food I'm buying is like super nice too. So I don't
understand haha. I´m buying like fancy cheeses and meats and bread and
pasta and all that stuff. That's pretty much my diet. Cereal for
breakfast, pasta and bread and cheese and meat for lunch. And nothing
for dinner. The no dinner thing is still foreign to me.
If you have any
questions, feel free to email me them. You can google earth exactly
where I´m at. The address is 2988 9 de Julio Olavaria, Buenos Aires
Argentina. Yup! Cool stuff.
There are little corner stores everywhere
called kioskos. You can buy drinks and stuff and food. Those are super
popular here. We stop by them on a daily basis. Also panaderias too.
Those are on every corner. Soo good! yummmm!! I have so much more to say
but I have no more time! I have to write President Perreno...in
spanish... It will take me forever! haha. Ahhh....wish me good luck.
Also its about to be summer here..its so hot! I hate it haha! I love you
guys all! Even though we're so far away!! haha