The people here are terribly friendly. Here I am, a complete stranger, and this lovely couple welcomes me to their home for only $15/day. Aside from the exchange of cold hard cash, it feels eerily like home. Here are my hosts, Paula and Jaime. My Spanish is still kinda rusty, but I am able to understand almost everything they say to me.
Of course, I am fluent in food. Tonight, Paula made beef with vegetables and a spinach salad. It was a good thing Jaime and Paula like wine - I'm not yet ready to drink the water. Tomorrow, Paula, who also loves to eat, is taking me to the town square to sample the local cuisine.