We apologize for missing a day of blogging, however serious work needed to be done at the health clinic! We stayed until 6:30pm finishing the upper viga, which is what ties together the top of the wall and makes it “earthquake” proof. There was a lot of cement mixing, rebar tying, but it was all worth it in the end. We came back to JHC, had a delightful dinner of a potato ,egg, and cheese casserole, and got ready to head to Carols Mejilla Godoy’s concert!

We woke up bright and early at 6:45am and headed to the biggest craft market in Nicaragua. People bought hammocks, keychains, woven baskets, handmade dolls, amongst other souvenirs. Our next stop was the Laguna de Apoyo in Masaya! Before swimming, we ate either a cheeseburger, pesto pasta, or a delicious jalapeno chicken dish. After lunch many sun bathed, while others kayaked.

After a nice 3 hour tan, we drove to see Pedro, a well-recognized Nicaragua potter. Pedro has work displayed in museums around the world including Germany and Taiwan. It takes about 14-16 stages and even more hours to get the finished product. Soon after, we got the opportunity to visit his shop and buy pottery of our own!

By this time, all were getting pretty hungry again, so after leaving Pedro’s pottery , we picked up burritos to-go on our way to the Masaya Volcano. All were extremely excited to witness The Masaya Volcano, which  last erupted in 2008. The 2 hours it took to get a 15 minutue glimpse was definitely worth it.

Currently, we are showering, exchanging our Cordobas back into dollars, and doing last minute packing before loading the bus at 3 am to head to the airport.


It’s been an amazing ride!!

Nica Love,





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