Friday, December 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Adios, Nica!


The trip is over. It's back to constant rain (good), hot tea every day (better), and studying Russian (best). Here is the last of Nicaragua...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cooking class


Beans are not very popular in Ukraine. Why is this? Black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, pinto beans- doesn't matter. No one is eating them.

In Nicaragua, it's no problem to eat them every day. Breakfast is (happily) always this:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The hotel with the secret ruins



Nicaragua is having their presidential elections tomorrow, and you can't buy a single drop of booze all weekend long. As of 6 PM yesterday, all alcohol sales were suspended.

I'm staying at my favorite place- the hotel across from the airport- and since everyone has been cut off, I've been walking around the hotel grounds instead. There's actually a group of Russians staying here too. (They planned ahead and bought drinks before sales ended.)


Here are three cool things about this hotel... and one secret.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

OMSI

There's a famous museum here called OMSI, or the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Have you heard of it?

Cheery stuff!

They actually have a famous submarine parked outside- the USS Blueback, which starred as a Soviet sub in the 90s movie The Hunt for Red October.


Back in the day, 85 men would be packed on the submarine for months at a time.