After a month and a half in Nicaragua, we finally made it to Ometepe island — the big double-volcano island in Lake Nicaragua. Our travels on the island were a little slower than we anticipated because of things like serious downpours and the fact that busses don’t run on Sundays. Some highlights include:
- Hacienda Merida’s map of Ometepe. Not only does it clearly look like boobs, the whole creation story of this island is about boobs. Read about that here.
- Torrential downpours. We’ve seen some serious water fall from the sky here, and it’s been awesome every time.
- Walking on water at the Punta de Jesus y Maria
- Having an unintentional tour of this beautiful island via bus
- Seeing a bus that shares a name with my mom, Mi Pequeña Priscila
- Playing in the lake on the beautiful beach in Santo Domingo
- The resident rooster at Xalli
- Being the mysterious only guests in a small room attached to a cafe that was totally empty at night
- Having our own indoor latrine
- Kayaking from the lake through the wetlands
- Fabulously educational conversations about farming with Ben of Cafe Campestre
- Chasing little pigs from the back yard to keep them from ruining the graywater system
- Solving my broken watch band problem by sewing my watch onto a bracelet that was made here on the island
- Seriously delicious food at the Cornerhouse, Cafe Campestre, and Xalli