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... wasn´t a smell as the eggs are covered in her fluid which is super slimey and really hard to wipe off. All this work was all fun and games but the next morning we found that we had been eaten alive by mosquitoes and sand flies from where we had to sit and wait on the sand. Yeah that´s right, our bums were the worst victims.
From Pacuare we went onto Nicaragua so we had to catch our first ´chicken bus´ to San Jose where we were told all bus companies out of San Jose were ...
... charge for families since it's run by individual sponsorships and donations. It's amazing to see a wonderful project come together such as this.
If there were ever a time that Jaman and I needed a sense of belonging, it was then. If you read our previous blog entry from El Salvador then you know a bit of the disappointment we had been feeling like a sense that we were the unwanted outsiders that everyone had to "examine." Well those feelings were lost as soon ...
... asked “So...this is what you do
every morning? Pretty much nothing?” Seized with guilt, I
protested. I lied and said “NO!” and to save face, I suggested a
trip to a butterfly preserve that some speedy internet research
reported as just outside of town. We quickly rounded up the boys and
walked 3 blocks to the cemetery and caught a cab. Butterfly bound.
It turns out that the butterfly farm is located up up up a ...
I thought things were moving a lot slower than normal in Leon this morning, as I set out to find the place where Rubén Darío, the most famous Nicaraguan poet, grew up. When I finally found the house, now a museum downtown, it was closed. When I asked why people looked at me like " Ok, he's a gringo so no wonder" and told me today was the holiday given for the Virgin Mary celebration. All the formal shops in town were closed -- all ...
... that would not otherwise have access. In light of this, most of the volunteers had volunteered for GRID Alternatives in the U.S. and presently work in the renewable energy or energy efficiency fields!
On the first day, I flew into Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, and met the volunteer team for the first time. We had dinner and discussed our upcoming adventure. We stayed at one of the nicest hotels in the city-Hotel Camino Real.