Yeah, I casually wear head lamps

Trip Start Sep 04, 2009
Trip End Feb 19, 2010

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Masaya Volcano

Flag of Nicaragua  , Masaya,
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Its a good thing I am still currently in the honeymoon phase of culture shock because shit here is pretty different. To start, this morning I walked in after my run to find Juan (one of the people who works here) snapping the neck of a chicken... needless to say I was extremely thankful that they served fish at lunchtime. Jackie and I ventured into Masaya to climb another volcano, Volcan Masaya, and also do a night tour. This is probably the best idea I have ever had. Not only was I allowed to walk around with a hard hat and my headlamp completely legitimately, but I also got a full tour of the active crater and caves. Turns out, I am not afraid of bats, as I had thousands of them flying at my head.  Although they are blind, they are very nimble little creatures. I learned from our tour guide, Joel, some of the stories behind the volcano. It was baptised as " the mouth of hell' by some Friar Fransisco de Babillas or some shit like that. Also, the indigenous people of the region believed there was a hag deity which lived at the bottom of the crater and sacraficed virgins and children in exchange for her guidance. Ear muffs please, Mother. Good thing I hopped on that a while ago. To get home, Jackie and I- again, earmuffs please, mom- hitchhiked. So easy and so much faster than the bus. 
Once home, I continued stone washing my clothes... I am seriously concerned about this. I think they now smell worse than they did before I attempted to wash them.. God I'm gonna be one sexy beast.
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