Not that much has happened since my last blog to be fair. One thing really pissed me off...me and carla were sat on the most crammed bus EVER discussing about how we wanted to buy a nuns costume as everyone gives up their seats for nuns and also who would have the guts to mug a nun...we would be sooo much safer!! anyways carried on witrh our lives, got off the bus, walked a bit. got stopped by a nun...she asked us for a dollar to catch the bus (even though it costs 25 cents) and i felt obliged to give it to her as i didnt want to go to hell for refusing a nun in need. carla thinks im stupid as does my dad :( and now im a dollar down...devooo
didnt go out much last week, had a week in with the family and they promised to take me for guinea pig the next weekend im in quito!! cant wait!!
OK so the plan for this weekend was to go north to a place called Otavalo which is a massive market. we were going to go up fri night and come home sun. Then Shonas bruv persuaded her to get us to go clubbing with him, we couldnt exactly refuse!! so the plan changed...we were going to get up at 5 am and catch the bus up there. you can see where im going cant you...we got in at 4 after a whole night drinking and dancing and funnily enough didnt wake up. in fact carla was so drunk when the alarms went off she was trying to bargain with her alarm to be quiet!! Also Fri night we went out for a meal with Lyn (our co-ordinator who flew out here) the meal was on GAP so we had steaks obviously!! the clubs here are so strange, they start off normal with a good mixture of english and ecuadorian music, bit techo for my liking but still...anyways by the end of the night, everyones coupled up and salsa dancing. needless to say i was not one of those people (nor was carla luckily). whats also a little weird is that its so old school here, people come up to and ask to dance. totally reminds me of snap...will you get off with me or worse...my mate fancys you. bad memories!! anyways i had at least 12 ecuadorian skanks ask me to dance (i started counting after a while!!) some are so rude as well just like grab u by the hips and pull u backwards...he got a shove and some good english insults (obviously wont repeat them on here!) So yeah to get out the club you have to settle the bill, we had spent $90 and none of us had any money...we had to go around and ask people to borrow money(new game charley bear!! lol)...wasnt the highlight of my life i have to say!! i managed to get $17 off of one boy tho. he was minted, 19 and owns his own company, been accepted to oxford etc etc. i may stay friends with this one!! lol then we had a hectic drive back in Xavis car (carla was panicking and then falling asleep..was quite amusing to watch!) and all of us went back to Shonas to crash and burn. we woke up at 8...a good 3 hours too late!! Plans changed yet again...we decided to go to Papallacta which is bout 2 hours from quito and where all the hot springs are so off me, carla, jess and shona trooped for a good pampering session! it was really really nice to be honest, bit romantic after nightfall, i felt a little uncomfortable not knowing what people were up to in thios warm water but we distracted outselves by chatting away and playing vollyball with an ecuadorian family, there were forfeits for missing the ball which for me involved getting out of the warm pools and lying in a cold puddle for 30 seconds... omg that was freezing!! we planned on staying the night and going on some walk the next day. that didnt happen, jess found out there were buses home all thru the night so it was decided that we were going home. we sat outside a hostel for a good hour and a half wet and in the freezing cold waiting for a bus to come pass (in the middle of nowhere) going to quito. oh plently went past the other way i might add!! we did get one eventually, the most uncomfrotable bus ever!! crashed at carlas coz its just easier, i still dont have a key for my house so didnt fancy waking the family up!! chilled at carlas in the sun all day today, may have burnt myself a little lol it has been roasting!! made a ceasar salad and ate loadsa fruit coz i am getting sooooo fat!!
anyways worked out that im a third of the way thru my time in ecuador, only 12 weekends left which have all been planned now.
cant wait to come home and see you all, i am missing you loads. hope im not getting homesick again, not a great feeling!!
love you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx