Settled.

I finally feel like I’m settled here in Salta. Finally. I’ve been in Salta for 6 weeks now, and living in my apartment for 3.5 weeks. It took longer than I expected to get settled, but I have a routine. I know where almost everything is. I’ve really clicked with the Rotary club. I’m volunteering now. I’m working out. I signed up for Portugese (it starts in April). My grad classes are going well. So here’s a little photo essay of sorts on my life here. Enjoy! (And click to make the pictures bigger!)

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Salta la Linda on a cloudy day from the top of the teleférico.

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Plaza 9 de Julio, the main plaza.

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Celebrations the day that Pope Francis was chosen, in Plaza 9 de Julio.

Flags outside the cathedral

Flags outside the cathedral.

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My favorite church in Salta that I pass almost every day.

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Murals outside the high school two blocks from my apartment

Peatonal Florida, one of the two pedestrian streets. Always packed, except for during siesta!

Peatonal Florida, one of the two pedestrian streets lined with shops. Always packed, except for during siesta!

Mercado Central, the main market here. Haven't taken a picture of the inside yet.

Mercado Central, the main market here. Haven’t taken a picture of the inside yet.

Fresh fruits and veggies from the market. Got all of this for $8!

Fresh fruits and veggies from the market. Got all of this for $8!

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Café Riadavia, which has good wifi and plays American music and music videos when there isn’t a soccer game on the TV.

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Café Martínez, a (unfortunately overpriced) cafe with tons of tables outside and reliable wifi.

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Reading for my class at a table outside at Café Martínez.

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La Padella, the restaurant where we have our Rotary meetings.

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My Rotary Club, taken after my first presentation here.

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My gym!

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Inside my gym. I didn’t take this, I stole it from their Facebook page!

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The front of my apartment building.

Painted this for my apartment, to break up the big white wall. Thanks, Pinterest!

Painted this for my apartment, to break up the big white wall. Thanks, Pinterest!

Had to write the temperatures in Fahrenheit on my toaster oven!

Had to write the temperatures in Fahrenheit on my toaster oven. Makes things much easier!

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