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 ...
... for breakfast.Then Tessa and I went swimming! Then we went to a museum called Convento y Museo San Francisco with a tour guide named Ramon.The museum was cool because we learned the history of Granada and there were these life sized statues made by people who lived in Nicaragua before Columbus came.Then we got to ride on horse drawn carriages to see some churches, an old fort and this really awesome cemetery.Then the carriages dropped us off at the local market,and ...
... 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 ...
... the constant cloud cover. That is us! What do we do instead? We check out the beach planning to swim in the "clean blue water". Walking down the beach amongst the rubbish (in quantities not seen since peru and further south) and an alarming amount of washed up dead fish we get to wondering how polluted this water actually is. Its hot so I go for a swim anyway, the only one of our 3 day stay......never really liked swimming in lakes for some strange reason.