Monday, February 11, 2008
Yay! My internet is working again! I guess I should celebrate by writing in my blog. A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. I guess the most exciting would be our trip to Guadalajara. The orchestra was invited to play a concert there, so we all flew down for a couple of days. It was my first time ever to Guadalajara, so it was fun to explore the city. It is a very different city from Culiacán. It is much bigger, and generally a much cooler place. There are actually things to do and see. The concert was fine, nothing terribly exciting, except that Guadalajara is about 4000 ft higher than Culiacán, which made my reeds unhappy. Oh, and believe it or not, I had Mexican food for the first time since I have been here at a restaurant called La Chata. Roberto, one of the trumpet players, took us there. The food was so amazing!
In other news, I have a new roomie! Slava moved into a place of his own, and Andrea moved in shortly after our Guadalajara trip. We have been trying to get our apartment in shape the last few days, and even bought a washing machine by ourselves. Between the two of us, we somehow managed to get a cab to Wal-Mart and back, and talk to the people there so that they would deliver it to us! I was very proud, even though the cab driver made fun of our accents the whole way home. Anyway, our washer is here. Now we just have to figure out how to hook it up, since the directions are in Spanish.
Here are some pictures of our trip to Guadalajara. There are some pictures of the beautiful architecture in the city, as well as the hall that we played in.