I slept in until about 10 this morning, hitting my snooze a bunch of times before deciding it was time to get up. We only had a few guests stay last night, one of which left today, so we prepared breakfast last night so we all didn't have to wake up early. Sandra makes homemade bread so we had that with butter, jam, etc for breakfast with coffee. The coffee here is the instant kind, so it's not the best, but at least it's coffee! We worked on my spanish a little and they showed me a few more things around the hostel.
I did a load of laundry and hung it up to dry on the lines in the backyard when it was done. I've spent a lot of today uploading pics and updating this blog, so I haven't ventured out yet. It's been beautiful outside though, around 75 degrees, which it hasn't been like it in awhile (I must've brought the good weather with me!).
Thomas had me practice greeting him from the door as a guest and showing him around the hostel. It was pretty easy, especially since it's a small place. I know the spanish is going to trip me up for awhile, but I can mostly explain everything I would need to in a rudimentary way and get my point across when needed. Sandra went to the grocery store for a few things so I am manning the front desk for now, while Thomas is fixing something in the backyard (I can hear the power tools from where I sit). I think I will venture out for a walk or bike ride to see what is close to here....
This city is pretty cool! A little hilly. I found a pretty park with lots of people enjoying the nice weather. There are lots of nice restaurants and stores that I will check out later too. There is a city center that is in the shape of a pentagon, but out from there most streets are pretty easy to navigate and are of the more traditional set up. While I was riding a couple dogs tried to chase me but they are so harmless. I took some video with my GoPro but I haven't looked to see how it turned out yet.
I went back to the hostel fairly early because the back bike tire was quite low. We had a nice dinner and just talked for awhile. Sandra showed me what she does for breakfast for the guests (homemade bread, meats, cheese, butter, jams, fruit, tea, coffee) and then I was off to bed in my comfy little back room. A lovely start indeed!