The past week and a half has been awesome. I spent about 5 more days in Bariloche at a wonderful hostel and made a great group of friends there consisting of a guy from France, a guy from Belgium, another person from the States and an Aussie. The 5 of us did a bit of adventuring and lots of cooking and laughing, especially with some language miscommunications. If you didn´t know, Argentines start their nights to party late, and I don´t mean midnight late, I mean 2 am late. This being the case, we decided to go out dancing with some Argentines from Buenos Aires one night, and of course, the night didn´t start until 1:30 am, so we danced until 5…and it was a blast!
The next day was a bit of a drag, I biked the Circuito Chico, which is a 27 kilometer bike ride around the lakes in Bariloche, and it kicked my butt! I left the next day for El Bolson and ran into some friends from Bariloche at my hostel, as well as made some new ones. Currently, I am volunteering on a farm in El Bolson. There are 6 other volunteers: 3 from England, 1 from France, 1 from Belgium, and 1 from Ireland. The week has been a blast and I´ve been learning a lot. Rosa, the woman who owns the land, is currently making her house from adobe and that has mainly been what we have been helping with. It´s a really interesting a process! Being here has been great, we are all living out of tents and have a shack to cook and hang out in. The accomodations are very simple and it´s wonderful. To make it even better, there are 2 dogs and 4 cats that are adorable and cuddly and the other volunteers are really cool. Originally, I was going to stay only a week, but as of right now it´s looking like I´ll be here for at least another.