Estelí is the Bestelí

(All credit for the sick rhyme goes to my girl Magdalena)

I’m not going to write a whole lot right now, but I just wanted you to know what I’m up to this week! We have practicum week in the beautiful department of Estelí, so 12 of us are staying in the hostel and teaching classes with Nicaraguan counterparts.

Yesterday we had the day off, so we hiked to see the art that a local man named Alberto carves into the side of a mountain. 

Then we hiked to a waterfall. It was about 12 miles total, and we almost didn’t have time to see the waterfall because we were about to miss the last bus back. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any pictures from the water. I would’ve loved to, because when you’re floating on your back and looking up at the waterfall, the view is so gorgeous. I need a waterproof camera.

Anyway, we managed to go down to the waterfall because one of the volunteers found an alternate transportation option for us.

I’m sure I’ll give you more practicum week details after I teach, because I think it will be awesome (and completely different than the classes I’ve taught so far.)

4 thoughts on “Estelí is the Bestelí

  1. Kim September 26, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    What a gorgeous area with such interesting art and natural beauty.

    I’m anxious to hear how the teaching goes. Looks like your in good company.


  2. Gramps September 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Wow! neat experiences! Roll on girl!


  3. Kay Sublett September 28, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Hi Jade. As I have told you before, I love your blogs. The pictures are beautiful and even though you miss being home you are one lucky girl and you get all A’s in everything you do. We are so proud of you. Hugs.


    • Jade September 28, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks Grandma! I don’t miss home too much! 98% of the time there’s nowhere if rather be but here, even when it’s hard. I’ll try to post more pictures when I can. I usually don’t bring my nice camera places because I don’t want it to get lost or stolen.


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