Saturday, September 6, 2008

the room with a view

When I arrived in Carmen Pampa at the beginning of August, la casa de los voluntarios was bursting with visitors, so I gladly accepted Sr. Jean's offer to let me live in el convento for a couple of quiet weeks. But now that things have settled down a bit (there are "only" nine of us), I've returned to the old hacienda house turned volunteer abode.

I'm back in my "old" bedroom at the top of the stairs. It's a great room--a big, built-in desk with shelves, a sufficient space to hang my clothes, and a pretty comfortable mattress. Probably the greatest perk, though, is the view. The entire wall of my bedroom is a series of windows that offer a panoramic view of the mountains by day and the southern cross by night.

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