I awoke early to help set up breakfast and then decided to lay back down for an hour while I waited to then help clear it all up.... Somehow I set my alarm wrong on my iPad and I ended up waking up restfully just before Noon. Oops! It was ok though, since it was only two guests there wasn't much to clean up. I helped with the normal tasks and set about finishing my sign drawings. I helped with the laundry before I met up with Rafael and Stephan to go into town to go shopping. Rafael needed to buy new pants since he ripped a huge hole in them and I was in desperate need of more socks. I currently only owned 2 and 1/2 pairs, since I somehow lost one of my fav socks as I was moving south. :-(
We walked into town and stopped by a nice dept store where I ended up buying some jeans but no socks (all they had were soccer socks). I met the guys at the plaza after and we went to a couple lookout points on the outskirts of the city. Rafael helped us with Spanish, in which I just could not get a grip on "we are eating" and "we are walking". Haha. We stopped for some Completos, I found some socks, and we made it back to the hostel.
I ate dinner with Thomas and Sandra (fish, noodles, and salad, I believe). Then I met up with Rafael and Stephen to go out for a beer -- my first outing in Coyhaique! We walked along the pretty quiet streets and asked a waiter closing a restaurant where we could go, and eventually found the place. It had karaoke going on, which is always entertaining. The MC of the singing would also sometimes help open the door for people and would be singin outside along with the music into the mic. Haha. Stephan had never had pisco before, so we made him try it.
Rafael, as I mentioned before, has been hitchhiking down the coast. He had been running into this certain group of hitchhikers from Israel, and they were at the bar that night. They left a bit before us, so he was thinking they were going to beat him on the road again. They are a group and it is harder to pick several people, so Rafael likes to distance himself from their group so he doesn't have to trek along the road as far.
The top floor of this bar is a nightclub/dancefloor, and I peeked up there to see what it was like. It was only about 2am, so it wasn't hoppin yet, and we decided to call it a night and head back to the hostel. The power must've went out again because I wasn't able to get on wifi, and hadn't yet learned where the router was to reset it, which made for a someone disagreeable ending to my night, but overall, a good first outing!