Working in the clinic Friday morning was very productive as the group painted an entire room, the last of the rebar squares were bent into form and the remaining squad deconstructed the wood paneling to provide a more complete look of the third clinic building we are in the midst of constructing. Many blisters, bug bites and stains later the group was treated to shortcake and Tampico juice that the maternity party was grateful enough to provide to us after a day of hard work. As we returned back to JHC we started preparing for an amazing night to be had. The group needed a night of fun after a hard week of manual labor and writing journal entries so we took on the city of Managua at an incredible family-friendly Disco!!
Playing both Latina and American music, the group displayed an incredibly diverse array of improvised dance moves that captured the attention of the amused locals. Embarrassing ourselves by burning holes in the dance floor allowed us to immerse ourselves in the most authentic form of Nicaraguan culture with the universal language of smiling and dancing. This experience allowed us to relax, interact with local Nicaraguans and grow even closer as a group. Amazing memories were created that will remain with us for the rest of the trip and carry us through the times of fatigue and allow us to flourish when running on limited sleep and an abundance of rice and beans 🙂
I think we can speak on behalf of the group and say for sure that this was the most unique and exhilarating night we have had to date! Can’t wait to see what the next two weeks have in store for us, as we hope to continue providing the community with our optimism and assistance.