January 24, 2010

The Weekend

This weekend we took the time to relax and tour around the city of Granada.

At the outskirts of the city, the volcano Mumbacho can be seen looming in the background.  In the city itself, there is a heavy Spanish influence.  Granada is a land of colorful buildings,

cathedrals,

and of course so much more that simply can't be translated into pictures.

We also took a boat tour around the small islands in the area, which were created from chunks of rock thrown from Mumbacho.  The islands are mostly occupied by vacation homes, but there was one island in particular that was inhabited by monkeys.



We spent today at Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic lake that offers a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of nearby Granada. 







Week 1 has been amazing, and after a weekend like this, we are recharged and ready for more.

3 comments:

Tania Gabriela said...

I´m definitely excited to follow up the great work you´re doing in Nicaragua. I really enjoyed working and learning from you all.:) Keep up the great job!!!

MSU CHM Saginaw said...

I'm glad you had a chance to catch your breath. It looks like things are going very well. Good luck tomorrow. I look forward to more posts.

Karen Visscher Mead said...

I am so proud of you all! I am a new faculty member in Academic Support at the Grand Rapids campus of the CHM. As a former Peace Corps Volunteer I am very happy to see your adventurous blog.
Keep up the good work,
Karen Visscher Mead
Academic Support
CHM Grand Rapids

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