How many cities in the world can you visit where there are more than 2.4 million people but you will wake up to the sound of a rooster’s crow?
I’m sure Managua isn’t the only such place, but it is just one example of the beautiful contrast of this place.
We are heading for the volcano and market in Masaya soon, but first — breakfast. Coffee, juice, eggs, rice and beans, tortillas, watermelon, white pineapple, avocado and cheese. The tortillas here are made of corn but are much thicker than you would find in an American grocery store, similar to pita bread.
We are learning and experiencing so much about this place. It may be weeks after we return home before we can process it all.
Conversations are becoming more common among the group about what will happen during our family stays, the work we’ll do and what it will be like to live in their homes. We’re getting to know each other better, too.
More after today’s adventure.