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...
|A bus that quickly filled up with surfers and their boards.|
|High voltage sign in Managua.|
|The only green salad of the trip.|
|Visiting my old maestra de español.|
|Rain cloud at sunset.|
|More rain clouds. The rainy season was just ending.|
|View from the room.|
|I didn't met many Americans to talk with on this trip, but there were lots of traveling Europeans who all asked the same thing: Trump? But WHY??|
|On the other hand, no one was surprised that Daniel Ortega was elected- with his wife now as VP- to serve a 4th term as president.|
|What do you think made these lines in the sand?|
|Hotel w/ mandatory rocking chairs.|
|Grand finale of the cooking class.|
|I also tried a Thai massage, which was more yoga than massage. Have you ever had one?|
|In San Juan del Sur.|
|Watching another sunset from this log.|
|Saturday sunset, lots of people on the beach.|
|I've seen trees painted like this, but never a door...?|
|I want to turn this picture into a shower curtain!|
|Stopping for snacks in Granada.|
|Pool in Managua.|
I don't plan to go back to Nicaragua anytime soon. During this trip I sold a piece of land there, which had been the reason for so many past visits. It wasn't a good financial investment, but it evened out in terms of things like friendships, experiences, and language skills. I like Spanish a lot, so I hope that we'll travel to Spanish-speaking countries in the future. In terms of living, though, D and I still have our hearts on the kinds of countries that serve borsch and pelmeni for lunch.
Nicaragua is fun and friendly, though. This month's trip was incredible.
|One final breakfast with gallo pinto!|
|Last day in Managua.|
Do you have any upcoming travel plans?