Hola! It’s me again, back with another travel diary. This week was full of Spanish, sunsets and parties… and a tattoo in Montañita! Crazy times. Not in the least because it is Carnaval here.
This blog won’t be that long, since there are not a lot of activities anymore. Monday until Friday, we had Spanish lessons and I worked. But it’s not that interesting to just tell that every day. So here is my week.
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Monday: welcome dinner
On Monday, we had the weekly welcome dinner again. This time not because we were new, but because other students were new. This time, the dinner was at Pigro, an amazing Italian restaurant! I had pasta carbonara, my favourite, and it was amazing.
Tuesday: tattoo chillings
On Tuesday, some of the students went to the tattoo shop in Montañita after school, to get a tattoo. A and I went with them. Not to get tattoos, but just to chill for a little bit. The tattoo artist was really nice. People were allowed to smoke inside, and the vibe was really relaxed.
Now that everyone was getting a tattoo in Montañita, I wanted one too. However, some of the students were going to another tattoo artist tomorrow, who is more specialised in fine line art. That is more my style as well, so I decided to just go with them tomorrow.
Wednesday: getting tattoo in Montañita
Wednesday was the day: I was getting a tattoo as well! We went to the Amadeo tattoo art shop, to an artist that was more our style. First, two other people got their tattoos, which looked really cool.
Then, it was R’s turn, who got a lip tattoo. And after that… it was my turn. I got a small turtle on my foot. It looks really cute, and I named him Kiwi. Which is also the word that is tattooed in R’s lip.
At night, it was time to go out again. We went to Caña Grill, my favourite bar here. They play a mix of hit music, and Spanish songs, which are both amazing to dance to.
Thursday: chuchaqui time
As usual, I skipped the Thursday morning class because I wanted to sleep a little more. In the afternoon class, I told my teacher that I got a tattoo in Montañita, and he liked it 🙂
In the evening, I decided to make myself dinner with veggies, because I feel like I need to eat a little healthier. So I made some pasta (with veggies)!
Friday: last class with A
On Sunday, A was going to leave to go to Colombia, and so on Friday, we had our last Spanish classes together. Right after our last class, there were drinks on the rooftop bar of the school again. We quickly went to the Cabañas to change and to buy some drinks, and then went to the rooftop.
The drinks on the rooftop were a lot of fun, and eventually we all went out to get something to eat together. We ate our food at the Cabañas. That evening, we went out dancing again. I didn’t make it too late because I can’t handle this much partying. And besides – it’s the Carnaval this weekend!
Saturday: first day of the Carnaval!
Saturday was the day the Carnaval really started. My phone randomly stopped working for a few hours in the morning. I was really stressed, but eventually I just turned on again. Really weird. In the afternoon, all of us went to watch the sunset on the beach, which was absolutely beautiful.
In the night, we went out to party. We decided to go to Lost Beach Club. There was a techno party going on here, which we paid a $20 (!!!) entrance fee for. It was a lot, especially because I don’t even like techno. This kind of techno was alright though.
Sunday: chilling in Montañita
I used the Sunday for chilling. I had been smart on Saturday night, and I stopped drinking alcohol quite early. I just drank water for the rest of the night, so I was sober by the time I went to bed. So no chuchaqui for me!
In the afternoon, it was time to say goodbye to A. She is going to Colombia with F. It’s not too sad though, because I’ll be seeing both of them again in two weeks. We’ll see each other in Colombia! But first, I have a couple more days in Montañita more.