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November 11, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Laguna de Apoyo from Pavillion

Laguna de Apoyo from Pavillion


It is quite a different living in a new country.  I am constantly seeing new things, and having new experiences:

  • Waking up to different sounds – roosters, dogs, latin music
  • Learning Spanish, and being able to communicate with others
  • Realising that that tuktuks backfiring sound a lot like guns
  • Getting used to different foods, and customs – fried pork for breakfast, fried bananas for lunch, fried plantains (delicious), new fruits and vegetables that I have never tried
  • Seeing how normal people scrape by to make a living
  • Experiencing happiness within communities that, by Western Standards, have nothing.
  • Not being shocked by gangs of animals roaming the streets
  • Getting used to Latin American time – today, becomes tonight, which becomes tomorrow, which becomes next week
  • The genuine friendliness of people.

Tomorrow I will be bringing a translator with me to Masaya to get a $1 haircut.  The translator is actually my Spanish teacher, and this will be part of our field trip in the afternoon.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.  I will post before and after stories of the haircut, as I got this idea from my friend Tom who got a terrible haircut in Egypt.

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  1. jon
    November 16, 2010 at 19:25

    We got tv a few years ago

  2. Stephanie
    November 16, 2010 at 06:53

    How do you know what a gun firing sounds like? You’re from Canada! :-p

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