Every year we try to visit Chennai at least for a few weeks to see my husband’s family and friends. And every year, without fail, there is always at least one day of temple hopping. My in-laws are very religious, and they love taking us around to as many temples as possible.(more…)
On day 11, we drove back to Granada from San Juan Del Sur, and spent our last day together, just relaxing and reminiscing on this trip of a lifetime.
On day 12, we were all headed to the airport and returning home. The following is something I wrote on my phone while in the air, while sorting through my thoughts:
Day 9 of our trip to Nicaragua was Beach Day! We went to Playa Madera, a surfer’s paradise! The waves were huge, and extremely powerful. It was also my first time in the pacific ocean, which was pretty cool. And of course the food and drinks were amazing! We left our camera’s behind this day, to experience the day and just have fun, so unfortunately I have no photos to share.
On Day 10, our last day in San Juan Del Sur, we visited the San Juan Del Sur (SJDS) library.
On Day 8, we arrived at San Juan Del Sur, a town on Nicaragua’s southwest coast known for it’s beaches. It’s a prime destination for surfers.
The morning of our second day on Ometepe Island began with a tour by Walter, Socorro’s son. Walter showed us his garden and helped us identify the different plants he grew, such as cinnamon, mango, lemon, sweet lemon, bitter lemon, papaya, plantain, coconut, basil, oregano, mint and so much more!
On day 6 we drove from Leon to San Gorges, where we took a ferry to Ometepe Island.
Proyecto Barrilete is a community house and orphanage which provides children with free education, food and a safe space to sleep. Unfortunately, with not enough funding and many children to take care of, maintaining the space is not easy.
Proyecto Mi Chante is an organization in Leon that offers a variety of health and education initiatives. It started as a community house that was used by police officers to do social work with local boys that were causing trouble. What once was known as one of the most dangerous areas of Leon is now considered one of the safest, thanks to this organization.
On Day 5 of our trip, we visited not one, not two, but three NGOs! This was definitely the most impactful day of my time in this beautiful country. It was a day filled with emotion, and a day I’ll never forget. At the end of our day we went to dinner as a group, and I remember feeling a sense of guilt for how privileged we were, being able to travel and eat and even be photographers.