Although Tropical Storm Agatha had us wondering on Wednesday, May 26, if traveling 4 hours by bus into the northern mountains was going to be a good idea, the rainfall lightened significantly on Thursday, and we took off as planned on Friday morning (May 28).
Students started on their journeys from Casa de Goshen at 7:30 am this morning, and I am pleased report that all of them have reached their destinations safely as of 1:30 pm this afternoon. Pictures of the send off (and last evening’s party) will be posted soon.
Jalisa, Phil, and Logan joined forces to create brownies for their host mothers on International Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 30)
On Saturday, June 5, we took a day off from studying to spend a day of recreation at Crater’s Edge private hospedaje in the Laguna de Apoyo — one of a handful of such resorts and the one considered the most environmentally friendly. After a few weeks of mostly-cloudy days and lots of rain, the weather cleared and we had a lovely sunny day for swimming, kayaking, and just being.
Wednesday afternoons, instead of having a guest lecture, the group gathers at Casa de Goshen for a delicious lunch prepared by Connie (Jeanne & Michael’s household helper, and personal Spanish language coach ), and structured group time.
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Daniel — written during his fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with his permission.)
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Jalisa — written during her fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with her permission.)
Friday, May 21, we took a day trip to Managua, Nicaragua’s capitol, which is about a 45 minute drive north from Jinotepe.
Dear Nica SST blog readers, While we regret the recent dearth of postings, we thought you might appreciate a quick glimpse of what all has contributed to the paucity while we strive to catch up.
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Greta — written during her third week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted verbatim with her permission, reformatted for blog presentation.)