Just as we were about to leave, the power went out... South America seems more and more like Africa everyday. Alas we scrambled out using the light from the moon as our guide. The weather still wasn't playing along and we were all huddled under the beach side bar's umbrella trying to take shelter from the storm. The power eventually came back on but went out again as a result of the poor conditions. Nevertheless, it was great to see Kristen again and catch up. The Germans found their other friends they had made the day before and we all went to a local club on the beach for some local salsa type circle dancing. There was a very flamboyant local man who joined us and kept bringing girls into the circle to dance with. He did however have a strange affection for making the girls grind on him, so we decided to move on. After hitting a live music bar, we decided to call it a night and head home. Hopefully it would rain itself out during the night and tomorrow would bring about our much anticipated beach day...
As we returned back from our refreshing swim, the hostel receptionist told us to keep our bags away from the windows. We were a little confused and he informed us that there had been a break in the night before. An upstairs room's door was pried open and their whole backpacker were stolen! Wow! We were on the first floor and closest to the entrance so we pondered why we hadn't been targeted. We guessed that it may have been because our light was left on, this was accidental as when we left the power was off - the thieves must have thought someone was inside! That power failure seemed to be a blessing in disguise.
We had pricey pizza for lunch with the boys (we were felling slightly sorry for ourselves and needed a greasy treat) and the rest of the day consisted of playing cards, watching movies (Kingsmen) and lazing around.
The promise of that hot shower got us through the rainy walk back to the hostel. But alas, as we arrived, we were told that there was no hot water. One room's toilet was leaking the entire night and they had lost too much water so had turned off the geyser until it filled up a bit more. We could either have a cold shower with no pressure right away or wait an unknown amount of time for it to maybe be repaired. We were sandy and just wanted to be clean and dry so we went for the first option.