Friday, August 19, 2011

We made it!

Ok, so I haven't really been able to take any photos to share yet here in Caracas....but I still wanted to let you know that we arrived safe and sound on Saturday and have been laying low this week. It has been good to just relax after the whirlwind of finishing school, packing up my life in Costa Rica, jumping on a plane and getting settled here in Caracas. Right now I'm staying in a hotel. It's not ideal, but I'm comfortable and have a little kitchen so I'm having fun cooking for myself once again. Takes a little creativity too, when you only have 1 sharp knife, 1 burner, no oven, no microwave, a mini-fridge, and barely enough room to turn around!

Last Friday we had our graduation at my language school in San José, and it went really well. And then Saturday morning we took off to Venezuela. I had a very hard time saying goodbye to my host family in Costa Rica. Mami and Papi have been like family to me for the past year and took very good care of me, I really am going to miss seeing them every day. We arrived Saturday afternoon here in Caracas and then Sunday morning it was off to church. I loved the service and everyone was so welcoming and gracious with our communication difficulties. The accent here is very different, so I am usually scrambling to keep up with the conversation!

Hopefully this weekend we will be able to check out some apartments, I'm itching to get settled in my own place. Will let you know if I find something.

And in breaking news....I just discovered that there is at least one skating rink in Caracas (check out the photos!). You have to take a cable car to the top of a mountain to get to it....but at least I can rest easy that there is a rink here. Sigh...

4 comments:

Ana Mari said...

My dear Kelly!!! i am so excited for you!!!! Do not worry about the accent it will get easier as time goes by. Love you and miss you!!
Anita

Chelsea said...

Yay! You get to cook but the arrangement sounds interesting :-) Glad you at least get to experiment though, love ya!

Anonymous said...

Don't get too excited about that skating rink. I'm sure they have upgraded it in the last 20 years, but it wasn't much back in the day.

Kelly said...

i'll take what i can get!