The Farewell Tour continues.
Tonight we met friends at Antares in Palermo Viejo for drinks. It is the last time we will see Tom and Maya. They were very helpful our first week here. We met for coffee and they gave us our first few hints at living here. And, of course, Alan was there. This trip would have been very different if we had never found his blog last summer—almost a year ago. Perry and Holly and Kiki . . . all of whom we met first by reading their blogs or BAexpats and then met in person.
We have a tendency to keep our “virtual” and personal lives separate in the day of the Internet. I am exceedingly happy that we were able to have both a virtual and personal relationship with so these friends.
Last night, we went to the home of Ana and Carlos. Ana, from whom we rented our apartment, has been a great friend and a great help to us. We finally met her husband, Carlos. He took me to play a short round of golf and then cooked us a fabulous dinner. Their friend, Sophia, also joined us. It was a very relaxing evening because they can all speak English very well.
Carlos is an amazing man who has lived a fascinating life. I would have liked to have spent more time with him, but I am grateful to have spent even a few hours. From politics to parrillas, and from nationalism to the supernatural, we covered a lot of ground.
One last thing.
One last thing.
My friend Charlie told me that the moon waxes and wanes in the opposite direction in the North and South Hemispheres. I took this picture last night. Those of you in North America—click to enlarge it, see what direction the terminator line is, go outside and compare it to yours.