Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Hello San Ramon!

We arrived in San Ramon around lunch. The FEV guides, walked us to our host family homes where we would stay for the next three days. The walk through the village of San Ramon was enlightening with people working, people walking, children playing, and the sound of music and nature everywhere.

Roommate, Sally, and I were the last stop, staying with our wonderful hostess Neyda and her daughter Gabriella.  After a warm welcome and a quick opportunity to drop our bags in our own Cabana, we sat down for lunch.  Neyda prepared a wonderful meal of chicken, cabbage salad, fresh tortillas, tomatoes, radishes and star fruit from her garden!

Lunch with Neyda

Neyda’s backyard was a haven for wonderful fruit, today showing the star fruit, passion fruit, and mango.  I wish I could grow these in Colorado!

Star Fruit in Neyda’s back yard
Passion Fruit
Fresh Mango

After lunch, it was time for our walking tour of San Ramon, visiting the church, parks, etc.  After another wonderful dinner, we were off to the community library for a welcome ceremony with local dancers.

San Ramon Welcome Ceremony

Another wonderful day and experience.  Tomorrow we will observe paper making, jewelry making, and local cuisine.

4 thoughts on “Nicaragua: Hello San Ramon!

  1. What a warm way to welcome you with such a lovely meal. I would love a plate of that fruit. We may not be able to grow it in Colorado but thank goodness we can buy it. I love hearing about your trip.

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  2. I went to Nicaragua in spring of 2012 and today I was trying to find pictures of the paper that the women of San Ramon made, and I came across your website. The crazy thing is that I also stayed at Neyda’s house! What a small world!

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