Today we woke up to a delicious Nicaraguan breakfast and a fun energizer activity. Later we prepared for our day of “History and Politics” with an academic seminar which jogged our memories about what we ever have learned about central American history. Needless to say, we all needed the lesson:) Next, we took a walking city tour where we saw the most prominent and important locations in the city. We learned a lot about the history of Nicaragua and the city of Matagalpa. After a good long walk, we arrived home to a tasty lunch and more exotic fruit juice……YUMMMMM. After lunch we had a guest speaker. We heard from a woman that fought in the Nicaraguan revolution and learned of her struggles and triumphs in bringing social justice to the people of Nicaragua. To say she is an inspiration is an understatement. We participated in a Q & A session with her and practiced a little of our Spanish.
This evening we took a quick ride to “El Calvario” which is a beautiful lookout point over the breathtaking city of Matagalpa. We enjoyed taking in the views and taking photos. We returned to yet another amazing meal and our nightly reflection meeting. We are all getting more acquainted with one another and having lots of fun. Stay tuned!