This was a BIG day, celebrating Nicaraguan culture in a variety of ways. We took 4 “field trips” starting with Ceramicas Negras (black pottery), a fascinating coop business for women in a beautiful region called Tomatoya just northwest of Jinotega. Students got to try their hands (and feet) using a “throwing wheel” as well as making somoto rosquillas which are like sweet pastries.
After lunch, we went to a Nicaraguan travel agency followed by our big surprise: making Nacatamales!!!
Our final field trip of the day was going dancing!!! We got to have a one hour lesson in the traditional (and some modern) styles of Nicaraguan dance.
After working up a sweat, we returned to where we made nacatamales to eat them for dinner. Deliciousness!
What a day!!! We have an early (5:00 a.m.) start tomorrow, so it’s off to bed for us. Thanks for following this blog. 🙂