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Saturday 13.12.12
Had my second last spanish lesson and i really didnt think my brain could take any more information. Its so long ago and i dont think anything special happened on this day. Probably just walked around the town with the other gringo, michelle.

Sunday 14.12.13
Last Spanish lesson!!! had to say i was quite relieved! Michelle left that day so it was just me and the house mum Marie Elena again. That evening she was going to church i assumed and so i asked if i could come along. Turned out that it was a family gathering where they celebrate the virgin mary and give out presents to everyone. So i was in someones living room listening to nicaraguan religious music and recieving presents and having generally no idea what was going on! It was awesome.

Monday 15.12.13
I left Granada today to go to Isla de Ometepe. Its a bit of a trek.. granada to rivas, taxi to san jorge, boat to ometepe and then bus to wherever you want to go. On the boat i met some dutch and american people and so hung out with them. I knew i wanted to get to santa cruz because thats where the party hostel was but the other people wanted to go to Merida. We happened to need the same bus so that worked out! and then on that bus there was like 10 other gringos that were also going to santa cruz! when i got off the bus i kind of just introduced myself and stuck to them. They didnt want to go to the party hostel and i am SO GLAD i chose to go with them as well!!! we ended up at this farm called Zopilote which was amazing.

Until saturday (21.12.13) I was there with some really amazing people.. this is what we did in the week.
Managed to co ordinate 10 bikes and cycle to Ojo de Agua which was like a natural swimming pool, then all find a place for lunch that we were happy with. Party at the party hostel for the full moon, get far to drunk and generally have an incredible time. A couple of us hitch-hiked to san ramon (we got very lucky with lifts with lovely people!) and then hiked to a waterfall that was stunning and had a rainbow up against the stone with the water and the sun. Cycled and explored another empty finca. Read quite a lot and ate and drank organically grown food from the farm. This week was crazy and i met some genuinely lovely, fun and friendly people. Words cant really describe how much fun i had and what these people bought to my week... i think its sufficient to say i was planning to only stay on the island until wednesday and ended up staying until saturday.

Saturday 21.12.13
This day i decided had to be my last as i had to be in costa rica for christmas! So i said my very sad goodbyes and left with another girl, martina. We both were headed to San Juan for Funday Sunday so that was really lucky!!! we managed to start travelling at 1 and arrive by 6, find space in a hostel straight away, which apparently is very hard to do with christmas being so close, and fall into another dorm/group of lovely people! So last night we drank a bottle of rum and headed out. Suffice to say this morning (sunday) i dont feel so crash hot, but lucky for me today is funday sunday where its pretty much a massive pool/frat party starting at 12 and going for as long as you can hold out. Wish me luck.

Posted by alexD 07:04 Archived in Nicaragua

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