So off we voyaged to my favorite place in the whole wide world...ATACAMES!!! We had told Romano to meet us at the bus stop at 7 am coz obviously thats what time our bus was supposed to get...only we wernt there!! Our bus had broken down and we had to get on a local bus to bring us in to the town, oh how people stared and the half asleep gringo in their jeans and backpacks!! We had no idea where to get off the bus (as it didnt go to the coach stop) but we eventually found the beach front and told him to meet us there. after a while we got bored of looking for him and decided it would be better to go back to the terminal...thinking we would see him on the way. we didnt!!! took about an hour to find him!!
Off we alll headed to his house (as that was where we were staying, nice and free :)) we ended up back on exactly the same bus back out of town coz his house is a bit of a way out. His house is a PALACE, we were walking down the road to get to it in total shock at how nice it is. but here is people have a big house they really over decorate them but this wasnt, just really nice, down to earth but enormous house!! We didnt stay at his house long, just said hello to his parents and left to hit the beach (despite the fact he wanted to sleep as he didnt get in from work till 5!! oops lol) well we were only there 2 days...we need our sun!! so we spent the morning in the sun - relaxing, swimming and drinking batidos (my fave thing ever...blackberry milkshake...god they are incredible!!) WE met some...initeresting people. the most ´special´were those from Colombia!! at 10 am they were all drunk beyond belief, could barely walk with a bottle of rum in hand. I really think we pick up randomers, they just seems to love tlaking to us. they just dont stop!! One of the drunkens went to run into the sea only his body was moving too fast for his legs and he ended up head first in the surf. i thought he was dead. he just wasnt moving. i didnt know what to do but i could help but laugh it was the funniest thing ive seen in a long while!! Dont worry he was alive!!
So we went back to Romanos for lunch with him and 2 cousins only to find about a million men there. we swore he said he only had 3 brothers but there was at least 15 guys there, obviously one was his dad but wasnt sure about the rest of them. in fact we have only just worked it out!! His mum had cooked us lunch which was amazing...pasta salad, rice and menestra...but just amazing!! and to drink lemonade...home made. only when she offered it to us she said the word Limonada about 6 times at different paces coz she didnt think we understood. god it took so much for me not to laugh!! She sat down with us and opened her mouth and literally didnt stop talking to us. she didnt even take a breath it was incredible. we had to work so hard to work out what she was saying to us!! Romano even said slow down and she did for a whole 30 secs but gradually sped up again. wow i was exhausted after that!! still pleased with myself for understanding it all!! was very glad she didnt ask any questions though!!
Romano then decided it was time for a nap (cant hack the english pace clearly!!) so we thought we would read for a bit but 2 hours later we woke up...totally unsure as to what had happened!! i dont even remember being tired at all!! Alejandro (one of his cousins) came in and chatted to us though whilst everyone else slept!! By the time they got up there was no point going back down the beach so we all just sat chatting about everything really...mainly comparing swear words between languages...think theres more in english!!
All the boys bar Peneche (Romanos bruv) were shocked we needed an hour and half to get ready...well we needed to shower etc!! Parently Peneche takes about the same amount of time to get ready...made me feel better!! Only took me 45 mins though, was well impressed with myself!!
Back to town we went...Romano went to work and Alejandro, Carla and I headed off to get drunken!! only took a jug of Caiprina...wow that stuff is strong!! Pure knocked our socks off!!! We ended up sat on the beach for ages chatting to the locals (who we do know dont worry!!) it weird when we first came here the hostal man was like DO NOT go onto the beach at night its so dangerous but now i couldnt imagine not going on the beach at night!!
Finish it later xxxxx