Fun day part two was probably the highlight of the trip for most of us. This day was full of firsts from hiking through a river to jumping off a 20 feet cliff into a bottomless pit of water. Also this day was Diana’s 17th birthday! I started off the day by waking up everyone bright and early at 5:30am for our three hour trek to Somoto Canyon near the border of Honduras. It wasn’t much of a struggle to be kept entertained for the three hour bus ride since none of us were fully awake. Through the winding roads we finally got there and started the amazing journey at 10am. The hike to the canyon was a struggle because rocks are really hard to walk on, but the feeling of finally seeing the water and the Honduras border was amazing. The thing that surprised me the most that day was the trip that Julia and Alex planned. I didn’t expect how fun it would be because this was an experience that couldn’t be replicated in America. I was really proud that most of our delegation got to jump off the cliff and have a #yolo moment because it was scary for most of us. It also made me proud since we got to exemplify the 3 Cs of being a Global Glimpser which is courage, commitment, and compassion. After swimming through the canyon and taking a rowboat ride back to the bus, we ate lunch and made our way back to Jinotega. Once we came back to the hostel, we got ready for Diana’s birthday dinner at El Rancho by putting on our best clothes, which we accidentally brought since there was no embassy visit after all. At the restaurant we danced and ate delicious food then we went home for Diana’s last birthday surprise of Nicaraguan cake and pinata. I am glad that I got to be El Lider Del Dia for this day because it was great to enjoy with my delegation. I learned a lot about myself as a leader in my strengths and also my weaknesses which I’m currently improving on. It was the most inspiring day of my life so far and I’m so happy I got to share it with the GG coordinators and my wonderful delegation!
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