Hello friends and loved ones! We arrived safely at CEPAD in Managua late last night. Most are still sleeping off the travel wearies, but we have a big day ahead including visits to national historic sites, a local marketplace and a local mall, and a reflection about privilege. Witness for Peace was kind enough to give us a “late” start (8am).
Right now it is incredibly humid and hanging in the eighties (temperature, not decade). There’s a parrot, a small white dog and tiger cat wandering around to keep us company. CEPAD used to be a bus terminal before it was a hostel for learners and volunteers like us. I’m sitting under a huge corrugated metal roof with ten or so columns (easy to see where the buses pulled in). There are several concrete plant boxes filled with palm trees and interesting greens. We can hear the crow of roosters, many singing birds, horns from city traffic, and the buzz of talk radio from the kitchen where breakfast is being prepared.
All are in good health, good spirits and grateful for this adventure.