Thursday was our last full day in Carazo. After finishing Spanish final exams that morning, most of the students spent the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the evening's despedida, or farewell ceremony.
Emceed by Kaleb and Brian, the evening got off to a lively start with a folk dance troupe from the Universidad de Central Nicaragua, where we have held most of our afternoon lectures. Then each of the three Spanish classes took the stage. Doña Mirna's advanced class (Kaleb and Jacy) tore up the floor with a salsa dance. Don Rene's class sang a lovely a cappella version of the ever-popular "Ay Nicaragua, Nicaragüita." The big hit of the evening was Don Ramón's class performing an original drama entitled "El Machete de Oro," (the golden machete).