Semana Santa

I’ve been terrible about writing things down as they happen, so I’m going to try to remember what I did. 

I started out Semana Santa by meeting up with Thomas in Estelí so we could travel together instead of arriving separately to a city neither of us knew. I’m getting pretty familiar with the Matagalpa-to-Estelí trip and it’s not too bad compared to some of my other viajes, but it’s still a 5-hour trip I’d rather avoid for a while.

Anyway, the first leg of our journey was to the beach in León! After some slight drama (getting our alcohol temporarily confiscated) we arrived at the beach where some wonderful friends were waiting.

After the first night, Thomas and I woke up early to see a little sunrise.

Spent the day lounging in the shade because the sun at the beach was not very forgiving, and the water was a little rough.

At some point we climbed atop these rocks where Ashley, our photo goddess, captured our joy.

We caught a nice sunset, too.

Ashley took some pretty gross photos of me and Thomas.

The next morning we went to the city of León, where Thomas and I didn’t spend enough time to actually do anything touristy. Next time.

We traveled to our favorite place, the Laguna de Apoyo. Our training groups spent quite a bit of time drinking batidos and then going to the mirador to gaze at the laguna’s beauty. Naturally, for our first vacation, we had to go back.

We kayaked out into the laguna. We swam and sat in the sun and spent way too much money on food. We took almost no photos, except this on the morning we left.

I’d say this first vacation was a success!

So thankful for this adventure, and looking forward to many more.

4 thoughts on “Semana Santa

  1. Oliwia April 29, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Beautiful photos! I like your post 🙂


  2. Mike April 30, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I like the sunset photo and the group photo on the rock. Why was the alcohol confiscated?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jade April 30, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      We took a shuttle from the city to the beach and they have some dumb rule about not allowing alcohol on the shuttle. Really I think they just wanted us to have to buy expensive food and drink sold by the hostel. Little do they know, all we drank was water and we refused to pay dollars for beer. We got our alcohol back after we left the beach but we still haven’t opened it.


  3. Ken Conner May 2, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Good to see you enjoying yourselves. Expect you are back teaching by the time I post this. We have kind of hit the ground running since returning a month ago. Won’t be long till we are heading up to South Bend to watch your sister “walk the plank”.


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