I bet you all are getting excited for summer coming up. Here, it always feels like summer because of the weather, even though I still go to school. The next week we have as vacation for Holy Week and I am so excited to see my parents! We’ve been talking over the phone and they’re bringing me some things that I have missed from back home. It will be so nice to see them and hang out for a week. We’re planning on going to the beach :)
A little more details on my past adventures: the zip-lining was awesome! The guides zip-lined with us and held our feet so we could go upside and do tricks. They were really fun and took pictures of us. The volcano surfing is sort of like sledding down the side of a volcano. The volcano that we hiked had black rock/dirt on the sides which kind of work like snow in a way to make it easy to sled or snowboard down the side. It was a very cool experience! The canyon hiking was an incredible experience as well and thankfully those spiders we saw stayed on the rocks—they were the size of my hand! Yikes! I love swimming so that hiking trip was great. We floated down the river most of the way and climbed over rocks to get through the canyon. The baseball game was a neat experience—baseball is the most popular sport here in Nicaragua. I thought it was soccer, but baseball is way more common.
Here in Nicaragua, we didn’t have any damage from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. However, we had several warnings and were told not to travel during that time. Some people were pretty worried as there was a small earthquake in Nicaragua after the one in Japan.
Because it’s been so hot lately (high 90’s/low 100’s & the sun is more intense here), I haven’t been doing as many things as I used to. Someone mentioned reading. I love reading, but sitting in my house is so hot so I don’t do it as often. It’s hard too because there’s always someone around to talk to and I don’t want to ignore someone and stay in my room. Here, family and relationships are very important and usually people are not very independent or doing things by themselves. Speaking of family, the pictures I posted before of the babies are new babies of family members here. It’s so fun being around babies and little kids—makes like happier :)
To wrap things up…my favorite thing I’ve done here would have to be a more general answer and that is: travel. I love experiencing new things and seeing new places, people, etc. It has been so awesome getting to travel around Nicaragua with friends and see all the unique and interesting things that are here. I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity. Thanks for reading and responding. Look forward to sharing my adventures with my parents with you later… adios for now!