Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nicaragua Day 2

Hello, again from Nicaragua!

Highlights from Day 2

-Had a boat ride this morning around a bunch of islands in the lake made when it exploded hundreds of years ago. The volcano, a couple of kilometers away, blew off the top 800 meters (half a mile) of the mountain, and the lava rock is what makes the islands.

-Proceeded to Masaya, Nicaragua to visit a market and do a little shopping.

-Had an awesome lunch that would have been much more expensive in the US. Everything is cheap here, as Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the Western Hemisphere...only beating Haiti. Very sad...tired of being asked by children to give them money or buy something.

-Headed to a volcano, but couldn´t stay long because of the fumes (don´t worry, it is common). Evidently it blew about 6 years ago, and you could still see the lava flow. When it did, tourist were up top and had to hide under the bus. For this reason, all vehicles must park facing the exit.

-Heading to dinner tonight. Will move camps tomorrow.

Pura Vida,


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