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.

Laura, Sam and Jenna ready for breakfast

Laura, Sam and Jenna ready for breakfast

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.


One Comment

  1. John Frick
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Michaela,
    We here back at home want to express our thanks for your daily posts. We look forward to them each morning and evening. Your ability to capture the atmosphere and tone of the daily experience in posts such as, “Ready for reality” and “What does justice mean to you” has given us here stateside much to reflect on, too. Nice writing.
    Thank you.

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