So tonight we had a welcome party thrown for us by our directors. It was awesome! We all got to chop up ingredients and make empanadas and I even cooked a little... whoah big deal! After everyone had been introduced and we all got more comfortable with each other, we went out as a group for the first time! We were of course loud, boisterous Americans but we all definitely had a good time. Kim and I split a liter of the house wine at a bar- surprisingly, it was amazing. It came in this funny bird pitcher and it literally looked like the bird was throwing up our wine when we poured. Everyone else split huge bottles of Stella. It was definitely a success. We got to watch the Cuba v. Argentina men's volleyball tournament at the bar. So fun. After that we split up into groups; a couple people headed home to get some shut eye while the rest of us kept on going. The next bar was pretty chill; we got a pitcher of beer to split while listening to old 90's music. Apparently Argentina is a decade behind on the whole pop music scene. We then went to one more bar (don't worry, I ordered water) and then took a taxi home. Buenos drivers are craaazaaay. There is no such thing as "lanes." Kinda scared the livin' daylights out of me last night. We all made it home and bunked down for our first night in Argentina!! Oh, and the group is totally awesome. I'm so excited. This is going to be an amazing five weeks!