A day of humility
Trip Start Jan 04, 2010
47Trip End Dec 23, 2010
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i've been trying tirelessly to speak spanish to locals..."donde esta la iglesia de san juan?", "por favor senora, sabe usted que hora es?", and other small phrases. i was feeling really good about myself...proud that the last 2 days i have managed to communicate my ideas clearly
in honor of a promise i made last night - i am officially posting a correction. i am staying at tortuga booluda (www.tortugabooluda.com) and not "tortuga balooda" which i mentioned before. the manager wants me to post the correct name in case i inspire anyone to come and visit.
and since it was quiet yesterday i took the opportunity to head down to the university area. i don't know the entire history behind the beginning of the revolution (1979 i think) here in nica, but so far it's my understanding that a demonstration at the university in leon turned violent and 4 students were shot and killed by the somoza regime. this mural and monument pictured is in memory of those events. and much to my surprise the FSLN headquarters in leon (very much a sandinista community) sits right next to the university. it's full of men day and night...all week i've wondered what everyone was doing in there. now i know. thankfully i have not stopped to ask for directions using my silly spanish phrases and north american accent.