Hilton Princess Managua
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... His family had originally come from Iran (Tehran and Esfahan) and he was an intelligent chap. He said he had no real political opinion, but that Daniel Ortega, the president knew that the people wouldn't stand for continued conscription or queuing at supermarkets like there used to be. He pointed out a striking neon image of Hugo Chavez and neon silhouettes of Sandino with a cane, plus neon trees, something he said the first lady insisted on as a symbol of peace, which align a ...
... so late at night, but I should have learned my lesson earlier in the day. We hadn't been waiting for thirty seconds when my host dad randomly drove up the street, rolled down the window, and said, "I'm picking up your host mom around the corner, need a ride home?"
I still don't know how exactly we got back to Masaya. Even if the bus usually took people to Masaya, it's incredible to me that we happened to get onto that particular bus. I don't ...
... as I was to a side and the crowd overbeared sometimes so I headed to the side where there was a Book Fair - I scavenged through some books and came across works from Ernesto Calderon, Ruben Dario, and Juan De Dios. I reminded myself that I would purchase some books and read about them (I didn't purchase anything as the prices were not favorable for my empty pockets). Did I tell you that I also went to Las Isletas? I attached some ...
... the end of my salsa dancing for the night.
We ran into a few of the expats from the Internations event on Thursday and I was once again presented with the same challenge of trying to explain what I was doing in Nicaragua. It went something like this.
So what's your name?
So where are you from?
Oh, I love California! What are you doing in ...
I wish I could be braver. I wish that I could walk into that market and spout Spanish without terror, even if it were wrong. I wish I could remember the Spanish verbs that I memorized yesterday and then use them on the people who are being nice to me. I wish I could walk into a room and make friends with everyone.
But I'm slower than that. I ooze across situations like mold creeping over old pudding. I am something that people get ...