Puede ser...el gallo pinto con cujada?

Trip Start May 26, 2008
Trip End Aug 26, 2008

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Less then a week till the volunteers arrive! the supervisors have finally gotten here.  Andrew and I went to Managua last week to pick them up.  I got the evening arrivals and spent the night with them in the city since taking a bus to Juigalpa at night is not a safe plan.  Kinda nice though, i took a day trip to Masaya were they have beautiful artisan crafts and I got the house a couple hammacks and some really good coffee.  Then i made it back in time to visit the hospital to get our contract with them AND see Sex and the city at the movie theatre.  I made friends with my taxi driver Alex who agreed to go to the airport to get the girls with me which was nice because I ended up having to wait over an hour for them since they were on the plane with a HUGE missionary group that took forever to get through customs! there were like 60 bright organge shirts that just kept coming out of the plane! But Alex did give me some very good travel advice in regards to were to go and what not in Nicaragua
But Getting back to Juigalpa was great after Managua, just not a fan of that city! very dirty and crowded. 
We finally moved into and settled into our very grandmaish house.  We have a ton of furniture and beds though whcih is great, and a full kitched! PLAN lent us a fridge since the one in the house smelled of something awful and wasnt really working anyways.  We get running water every four days, so we have to make our large supply of water last four days in a unit called a Pila.  That can be hard to do with 9 people (6 if which are girls with long hair) living in the same house and wanting to bucket shower twice a day.  BUT we´re dealing with it!
Jesse and i have been taking full advantage of our hammacks! since we only have a few more days till the volunteers arrive things are a bit more tame right now then they will be for the rest of the summer.  so we are soaking in the freedom while it last.  But definatly bracing ourselves for their arrival!
But so far everything is great! the superviosrs are out checking out their communities this week so im excited to hear about the crazy experiences and foods they have while in community.  makes me kinda jealous i dont have any of my own communities this summer :(
But im getting my fill of rice and beans (gallo pinto), momones (delicious little fruit) and of course...BEEF.  No big sickness yet, knock on wood! Ive managed to get up most mornings around six to go running which is VERY amusing to the whole city of juigalpa im sure.  When Jesses with me I dont get too many hollers, but if i do it along I usually get some cat calls as to be expected.  ive gotten very good at tuning them out, or i just respond with a ¨buenas¨and they look shocked that I replied so that shuts them up.  ive finally figured to put up my mosquito net so the bug bites have really gone down...smart decision eh?  But im getting used to the funny little bed i sleep on, wierd to be doing an AMIGOS trip and not sleeping on a cot! Just a couple more days and then planning for the arrival of the volunteers so i guess i should get as much sleep now as i can since i wont get much of it then!

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