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Friday, September 24, 2010

Oh those summer nights, o-well-a, o-well-a, o-well-a

Last night was a blast!!! I don't think I have laughed so hard in all of my life! Last week our host brother Hugo had told us that one of his friends was going to be celebrating his birthday, and that we had been invited to tag along. We had forgotten all about it until last night when his two friends came over and they were getting ready to go out. These are the same friends who met us at the train station and carried our luggage all the way back to the house.

Hugo's friends are absolutely hysterical. Hands down they are two of the nicest and funniest people I have ever met. They really enjoyed showing us pictures from last years Carnival when they dressed in drag! One of his friends will be participating in another festival on October 1st (dressed in drag) and we can't wait to go! Anyway...Natalie and I got ready and Hugo did our hair for us. Gotta love having a brother who does hair, so convenient.

This is one of Hugo's friends.

 This is Hugo's other friend. It was his birthday!

Next, we went to a karaoke bar. WOW! So much fun. We sang a bunch of spanish songs as well as "Stronger" by Britney Spears and "Summer Nights" from the movie Grease. Absolutely hysterical. We didn't leave until the bar closed for the night. Then, Hugo and his friends took us to some dance clubs (discotecas). Apparently, the night life here doesn't get started until at least 4 am - so when we got there, they were empty. By the time we had left, they had filled up. Hugo and his friends were so protective of Natalie and I. They wouldn't let anyone near us and we danced allllllllll night! So much fun! We really hope that we have the chance to go out with them again before Hugo moves next month. 

 All of us (minus the b-day boy) prior to dancing!

 All of the boys together! So cute!
What a night! So many laughs!!!!! 

Today was more of the same. Class, lunch, beach. I did in fact get my first sunburn today. I hope it is also my last while I am here. Oh! - And today, Encarna's family bought her a bird! So now we have a pet parakeet! It isn't very friendly, but I'm sure it was just terrified by all of the noise and action that there is in this house. 

Time to rest up for tomorrow! Lindsay and her friend from high school are going to be in town. We have plans to meet up during the day - most likely at the beach. Can't wait!!!


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