Yesterday was awesome. We didn’t celebrate my birthday because of our neighbours. We really wanted them to attend, but out of personal reasons they refuse to attend birthday parties. So instead we had a “party” 😉
Our landlord, Thomas, bought meat and drinks, his family made potatoe- and green salad, Norman and I prepared fruit salad and a melon. Location was Thomas’ Veranda, Guests where the residents and Thomas’ entire family here, which ws about 15 people of all ages.
In my whole life I do not recall seeing such a grill. Okay, the grill was normal, but the loads of meat on it was breathtaking. At least for a meat lover 😀 I hate one plate, then I was stuffed 😛
The thing that I like to recall most about the evening where the children. They were gorgeous! The sparkles in their eyes, the impartiality in their movements, the joy they brought to just through their laughter.
When the evening neared its end we performed a few songs and
received acknowlegement, but the crowd really started to get into it once we played their requests, County Roads and Knocking on Heavens Door. That was so cool! I grew up loving Guns n Roses and suddenly this Paraguayan dude asks us to play something from one of my favorite bands!
After the guest left, we had some time alone with the landlord and a handshake was made. In Paraguay a handshake concludes a contract.
I woke up out of my fatigue induced coma because some chicken on steroids were having a party at around 8:00 am. After breakfast we headed to the Bonima, the supermarket around the corner. Headed… well not exactly. The problem is I forget when I listen, but most of the time I don’t even listen. And only I had been told. We had no clue how to get there. We knew it wasn’t far but we managed to walk in all wrong directions before we found it. Truth by elimination does work 🙂
We even found a bank next door to the Bonima so the Euro Problem was solved. After discovering that bags are not allowed into banks we left for the Bonima. There we bought basics like Yebra Mate, Coconut Shampoo and a bit of food. We headed back to the apartment.
Part 1 of our quest completed.
About 100 meters before we reached “home” we saw these bikers next to the road standing in the shade. Norman was carrying our Photo camera so they immediately smiled and started shouting “Photo, Photo”. Of course we obliged and started communicating with google-translate. That was really funny! We translate English to Spanish and show them the mobile, one of them takes the mobile and translates Spanish to English 😀 Having exchanged numbers we were happy to have made our first local friends and went back home to take a dip in the pool. After that we tasted some nice herbs that we organized with a little help to our new “Photo Photo” friends 😀 Yes! Nice!