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Octopus and Turtles and Fishies...

Some things that I find interesting about my travels are...

I saw a sea turtle swimming in the ocean. It was eating coral very slowly and was incredibly cute. I was diving not to far from it looking out from my plastic and metal bubbly shell. It got me very excited for my volunteering in a couple of weeks.

I also went for a night dive and saw an octopus. It looked like a giant blob. Then we all went and sat underwater in the sand and turned off our flashlights to watch the bioluminescent plankton. Yay!

I went to El Fortin in Leon which involved me and Jonno getting lost only to be redirected by a cab driver who (thankfully) drove us there through the city dump. People live in this dump. It was the first time here that I have felt actually culture shocked. We drove in the back of this taxi while adults and children rifled through garbage and flew a kite made of refuse while wearing kerchiefs over their faces.

Other travellers do not seem to be having a good time. They seem to be afraid all the time and unwilling to ever step outside their comfort zones. I find this irritating and somewhat lonlinfying. I´m not saying they need to go through the dump but at least not worrying exactly what bus we´re going to catch all the time would allow a bit more fun I think.

Last night I watched a thunderstorm over the biggest church in Central America. There was both sheet and fork lightnening. I got very wet and enjoyed it immensely.

Today I swam in a lake hotter than a hot tub. I think it is warmed by all the surrounding volcanoes, there were something like 6 of them. The sand under it was also black, i believe intermingled with volcanic ash.

My favourite part of travelling is when I get to interact with local people. I wish this was a bit easier but am also glad that it is not because that would likely take a lot of the joy out of it all. Examples include...roosterfights, some guy trying to help Lucy find meats at midnight, and playing trivia at a local pub and losing horribly.

Oh by the way I am in Granada, Nicaragua. I just arrived here today so really don´t have much to say about it except that it looks very pretty and that i ate a tasty supper.

Posted by Eres 20:33 Archived in Nicaragua

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