Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Papayas on a tree.

Papayas ready to be packed to go to the supermarket.

group picture at the farm. Posing by the Papaya trees.

Our adventure is almost over. Today after class we went to visit a farm owned by a former Vice Presidential candidate. Students were able to ask questions about politics, economy and other issues in Nicaragua. We had a very educational morning.

Monday, June 22, 2009

top of volcano

view of the crater.
Sunday. After swimming at Apoyo (water volcano) we took a trip to Volcan Masaya, an active fire volcano. After the volcano we ended our weekend at the theater in Managua to view a performance of Nicaraguan folcloric dance.
Fun but exhausting weekend.

Marimba players.

Brian after a nice swim.

On Sunday we went swimming in a water volcano (Laguna de Apoyo).

More swimming in San Juan del Sur.

view of the marina

Penny with her fish.

The Salmon that Penny caught.

view of the beach where we swam.

View of a cave.

After a week of hard work, on Saturday we had an excursion to San Juan del Sur. We took fishing boats and experienced some fishing and swimming.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Que bueno! Another fun day.

Lina posing with the doll Don Paublo bought for her in Masaya.

Brian shopping.

Kristina shopping in Masaya for frogs.

Looking at prehistoric figures

inside the museum

students inside the convent looking at the mural

the front of the convent/museum

streets of Granada

Kristina and the profesoras' kids.

Kaylee, Faith, Maddie and Michelle on the carriage

Yesterday, Thursday after class we went by carriage to visit and old convent and museum pre-colombian museum. After a well deserved lunch we went shopping for souveniers to Masaya.

Michelle and Michael "dancing".

Michael and Michele

Brian and the dance instructor.

Dancing Palo de Mayo with branches.

Tuesday evening we had dance lessons. It is a native dance from the Pacific/Atlantic coast of Nicaragua (Palo de Mayo). The pictures will tell the story.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Michael coming down the zip line.

La profesora (who is afraid of horses) on a horse. She had someone pulling the horse the entire time.

Irene (program director in Nicaragua)

Dan on his tiny horse and Brian.

Maddie and Michelle

While visiting Catarina (where the view of the water volcanoe is) students wanted to ride horses. All 17 of us got horses and went around the town. Some of us got decent horses, others....very small horses. We had a great time.

Laguna de Apoyo (water volcanoe) on back. Very cold wind, really!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

male frog climbing branch.

frog at the Volcan Mombacho

Dan Chakos after the pinata with one of the girls at the islands.

Sunday, June 14, 2009