Day 147 & 148

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Day 147: Today was supposed to be my first day of work. SUPPOSED to be. But, one of the things I love/hate about Nicaragua is the laxness of time, I missed my bus. I waited for an hour! No amount of words can explain how sad I was and disappointed because, I am truly months behind for co-teaching. I feel like every day I am not teaching, I am letting myself and my teachers down. I texted my teacher and he was understanding. It doesn’t help that all my schools are 1-2 hours away and a taxi ride is just entirely unaffordable. Sigh.. day fail. I shall try again next week and it seems that I’m going to have to leave really early on the bus and skip lunch. 

Day 148: Since I have no class, I’m traveling to my nearest city (1.5 hrs away) to go to the bank and do a little shopping. Since it’s so far away, I don’t want to be longer than an hour so I can get home before it’s dark. I’ve decided to find something beautiful everyday. Today, I think seeing Coke bottles with names and quotes in Spanish was beautiful. Because, the magic of Coke with your name wasn’t limited to America. On the bus ride back, I sat next to a little old lady. She reminded me of my Granny. She had the Nicaraguan equivalent of a Cricket phone. It was beautiful to see, despite the humongous buttons and antenna, and know she hasn’t given up on trying technology. Beautiful things are everywhere… just have to open your eyes. 

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