Coffee Break (from reality)

>> Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm sitting in a coffee shop enjoying my cafe con leche in the air conditioning and using the free wireless while all around me people are speaking English. The brand new Porsche driving by is enough to make me forget that I'm in Managua for the week. The Nicaraguan teenage couple making out on the couch across from me brings me back to my cultural reality, though.

Holly and I don't start school again until February 4th and so we're in Managua working at an English immersion summer camp. It's sponsored by the embassy and we're doing cool stuff (like a trip to the newspaper and the zoo!), so thanks to the American taxpayers for that. We actually don't start the camp until tomorrow so we're going to take advantage of our time here and maybe go see a movie and definitely get a good dinner.

That's about it. The Nicaraguan baseball championship is right now and Masaya's team is in it against Managua (the decisive favorite). The series is tied 2-2, so there's still time to jump on the San Fernando (Masaya's team) bandwagon. I know everything is better with low-quality pictures, so here's a picture from the all star game that we went to a month or so ago (foreigners vs. Nicaraguans):

I think that game ended up tied, but the Nicaraguans usually win because the foreigners always drink heavily before the game so it ends up pretty lopsided in favor of the home team. We'll update again soon, hopefully with pictures from the zoo.

2 comments:

Matt 9:17 PM, January 22, 2008  

Don't get eaten by Tigers.

Daniel 2:32 AM, January 23, 2008  

This is really weird. A few days ago I dreamt that I visited you two and while we were walking down the road we came across a baseball game. I am 100% sure I hadn't read this blog first, and I didn't even remember the dream until this picture triggered it. CREEPY
--danny

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