I headed back to the apartment and finally met my host. She is very friendly but unfortunately doesn't really speak English, and my Spanish is poor at best. She gave me the grand tour of the apartment and gave me a lot of information, I assume. I just kept saying si, but I understood most of her instructions as to where my stuff should go and how to work the washing machine. I was quite tired and ended up falling asleep for a bit before joining Leire (my host) with some of her friends for 1 Euro cervezas y pintxos. Leire's friends speak a bit more English and were also more patient as I tried to recall what Spanish I do know and spoke very slowly. The bars were completely packed. The streets were packed with everyone enjoying their cervezas, it definitely broke every alcohol code in the United States (except for the fabulous Las Vegas) It was a very unique experience to be out with "locals." We went to two other places with similar drink specials and met up with two girls that offered to take me out Friday evening. Since I don't have a cell phone, I'm depending solely on email and facebook, so we'll see if we meet up, but I'm hopeful!
Here are a few apartment photos
|The hallway towards my room|
|view from my balcony|