Feliz Navidad de Nica
Trip Start Nov 29, 2009
22Trip End May 10, 2010
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There was a magnificent display of fireworks. It is a crazy show. It's no different than what you see in any city in the States, however, they are launching them 20 ft from the crowd. I suspected they didn't get the memo about fireworks being dangerous. We couldn't help but laugh about how ridiculous this was and how the children were practically glaring down the barrel of the fireworks launcher prior to it taking flight. It was all a bit crazy. Luckily no one was injured. In addition, a man wearing a contraption laced with fireworks catches himself on fire and chases kids around the park. LOL. Another interesting thing to witness. Projectiles on fire launch into the crowds as he is running around like a wild bull. They call him "el torro." I am not sure how no one's hair catches on fire. People down here must be fire retardant.
After the park events we journeyed over to a Hawaiian restaurant that was packed with extraneros (foreigners) for open mic night, which is every Thursday. There was some good beats and this closed down the evening for us
Xmas day everything was calm and the beach was very busy. I took a run on the beach and sat in the sand and watched the professional volleyball tournament (female) in action. Music on the loud speaker made it very exciting to watch this in the sun. It's hard to believe how much in shape these girls are. If there is a sport that does it, this is it. Well, I am spending my last few days of 30 here in San Juan Del Sur. My friend Kathleen is coming into town on December 30th, the day before my birthday and we are going to paint the town red. This is a great weekend for her to come visit because there is allot of people here and the parties will be live! I haven't been doing much partying, mostly focusing on my writing, Spanish, art, working out and lounging. I defiantly am not going to miss out on New Years festivities. However, I really look forward to showing her the hiking sites and just chillaxing on the beach sipn on some rum. I can't wait to laugh with her about how cheap everything is here. After, we will be bouncing to visit an Island and a Volcano. Then...Costa Rica baby. Life is short, my time here is even shorter.