settling in

My plan to spend two weeks in Fortlandia was thwarted by a last minute trip to London. So instead of a nice relaxed transition to temporary expat status, I spent it jetlagged and cranky.

But the actual move was pretty pleasant (modulo some last minute hassle from my new landlord threatening to rent the apartment to someone else due to confusion about my arrival date).

And, as a special bonus, superfriends Jen and John, who are on their extended, delayed 6 month honeymoon have moved in for a few weeks, making my transition even easier.

I’m settling into a nice rhythm here, working long days while the Koltsanos make delicious meals, and we explore the city at night. Thus far, we’ve found the best salad bar in BA (obviously in addition to expectedly fabulous meat) and delicious empandas at La Americana.

My personal clock has been shifting later and later, starting off relatively gringo, but by the end of the week, embracing the late-night dinners. Below is the scene of a relatively sedate section of town when we left the restaurant at 2AM. The locals showed no signs of slowing down either.

That’s it for now. Tomorrow, we take a day trip to Montevideo, Uruguay. And then it’s back to the grind for me, resume-writing and cross-fitting for Koltsanos.

A quick note here: obviously my blogging frequency has fallen dramatically in the past few months. Partially I’ve been too busy and tired to find energy to write more at the end of a long work day. Partially, it’s because I’ve found another outlet over at Google Plus.

So if you want to see some of my more ephemeral and timely observations, check me out on G+.