After dinner and drinks and stories and fun times, my new friends hopped a bus and headed to a street party... about 4am. Someone put some nice, big ol´ PA speakers in his windows and blasted dance music to the street. The crowd responded with dancing ´til the sun rose. A killin´marching band came through about 5:30am. They were great!!!!
Still attempting to get to the beach, I left the street party, picked up a few things from my place and headed back to Retiro (the bus station). This time, I was in luck and headed to Villa Gesell. I chatted with my bus riding neighbor, a very nice young lady and lawyer, Julieta (sp?) for about 15 minutes and then totally conked out for the whole bus ride, about 5 hours.
I didn´t know where I was going when I got to Villa Gesell. But no worries, Julieta offered that I come with her to meet her friend who was also vacationing. Julieta #2 (her friend) met us at the station, we walked to her house, and was greeted by a very kind family on vacation. They immediately made me sit down, drink fresh coffee and eat! Very kind!
After realizing that I didn´t and couldn´t find Darcy (a friend of a friend of a friend from Chicago) at the hostel, we decided to look at the beach for her. But hey, I´m not even sure what Darcy looks like!!!!
So instead, Julieta (1 and 2), Julieta´s sister and I went to the beach for the day. I had my first taste of the traditional ¨matte¨ (sp?) tea, which apparently is only shared between friends. Already, I was their friend. We were there for a few hours, just chatting.
Got some coffee and some ¨dulce con leche¨dessert. OMG YUMMY!!!! From Havanna.
Now I´m here: Danubino Hostel. Room #12. I need to probably take a nap since sleep has been very little. Then off to late dinner with new friends of friends of friends from Chicago, the ¨Darcy¨I seek.
After dinner, drinks with my new Argentine friends, matte sharers, and quite frankly, part saviours.