Began the Journey!
Trip Start Sep 28, 2012
11Trip End Apr 09, 2013
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24hr diner dude, riding in the bed of a pickup (whilst flying over speed bumps!), watching a live Nicaraguan baseball game, dragon fruit.
MOMENT OF INSIGHT:
I've been told again and again, even by my self that I can be too serious a person and that I should lighten up. I believe its true! In comparison to many others, I'm not usually the kind of person who outwardly expresses how I feel, but this isn't to say I'm not feeling! I either just don't know how, can't, or choose not to show it (I'm not sure which yet!) Perhaps for me this is one of those lifelong challenges that some people speak about
WOAH. For me that was a wakeup call. Is it odd that I had to wait until a complete stranger gave me permission to enjoy life's moments? I'm still not sure, but what I am sure of, is that I walked out of the diner with a genuine grin upon my face that didn't fade until I fell asleep. This may seem so small a concept, but for me, this was a great lesson to carry with me on this journey. I shall be conscious of my happiness.
At first I wouldn't have been able to tell you much, as I arrived at night and my views of the scenery were all greyscale images, but this morning I woke up to see brilliant greenery outside my window! Unlike the flatness of the majority of Alberta's land, Nicaragua is all countryside that is full of hills and small mountains boasting with foliage. The locals are extremely friendly, saying, "Hola" to everyone that walks past. They also seem to enjoy life as I just passed a man sitting in the back of a moving pick up truck strumming a guitar and singing :) I think I can learn a lot from these people!
IS THERE A NEED FOR THE WEATHERMAN?
Most locals would probably say no as the weather here is consistently: low of 25, high of 33 degrees Celsius. It is absolutely glorious (with the odd surprise rain shower here and there). However, I didn't need to look outside to tell the weather this morning... No sir! I just had to look at my hair. After I got over the shock of what was staring back at me in the mirror and how my hair manages to rebel against gravity, I officially declared myself a frizz head for the day
TO SWEAT OR NOT TO SWEAT... I REALLY DON'T THINK THERE'S A CHOICE!
On an initiation hike today at La Mariposa Spanish School, we harvested and ate fresh bananas (yum!), pineapple (scrumptious!) and my new favourite, deliciously ripe dragon fruit! (But be forewarned that the juice from his fruit dies clothes and hands purple!). The hike was through the countryside except let me say that some of the hills we climbed felt like mountains in the extreme humidity! I'm pretty sure even my fingernails and eyelashes were sweating by the time we were done! (As were those of the other members of the group just for the record!) A mixture of bush whacking and strolling down trails, it was a glorious day!
Tomorrow I begin Spanish classes, lets hope I remember what I've learned in high school!