Trip Start Jan 04, 2010
47Trip End Dec 23, 2010
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it's the strangest thing, but i'm here writing this sitting across from my long-lost twin
this morning i was propositioned...and very aggressively at that. these damn nica...uh no, it wasn't by a local...it was by a very obnoxious Texan! flippin' texans are everywhere. blackjack he say's to call him...yeah, i say call him craps. this 82 yr old stud was headed to the ol' folks home in san antonio. he said his kids had made all the arrangements for him to go, but he wasn't ready - he was only 72. so he gave them the middle finger and left for nicaragua. now he lives on a huge ranch outside of town, pays a girl $200 a month to look after him, hires locals as farm-hands (or ranch-hands or...i don't know laborers) and hasn't spoke to his family since. funny thing is he doesn't speak spanish. the cashier at the cafe said "cinquenta cordobas" and he looked at me to translate! old dog - new trick...his picture right next to the definition. on my way out the door i heard - in a very thick texas draw "i don't give up that easy little lady". so now i've lost my morning coffee house.
the german guy (amore couple) i spoke about the other day is a jewelry maker. he supports his travels with this craft. and he is good...real good. i bought this necklace for $20 made from materials found at the beach - poneloya, on the coast about 30 minutes west of leon. i also bought a piece for my spanish teacher made of ivory, but i am too lazy to get up and take a pic to post. you know...ivory, swirled around, and put on a string to hang around the neck.
i don't have a lot to post as i was in yesterday with a bad stomach (besides spanish class). today is better so i may venture out in search of cosas nuevas (new things). que tengas buen dia.