After Sabana Grande, we continued our trip to La Mariposa Spanish School ( the website it is www.mariposaspanishschool.com).
|Chester and I|
We took Spanish classes and my teacher's name was Chester. He was fun; he liked to play games, he spoke English, we made houses out of cards, we watered the plants, and we learned Spanish (of course!). My mom had a bunch of different teachers. She had 2 teachers each day with 1 for conversation and 1 for grammar. Their names were Marlin, Kinema, Elisabeth, and Denis. It was like the school in Leon in that we had classes all morning and then activities in the afternoon-- trips to volcanoes, lakes, markets, museums, talks and history lessons, dance & cooking classes too.
|Some of the Eco-hotel|
one of our local pulperias
in La Concha
|The terrace where sometimes we had classes|
|Where we ate meals, worked on computers, etc...|
|Our beds with mosquito nets|
|Me at the sink next to the shower|
|the dry latrine|
Foxy and I
|one of the two toucans!|
the parrots eating lunch
2 out of the 4 Capuchin Monos
The food that we ate at La Mariposa came from a couple of their organic gardens. There was 1 that was on site and you just had to walk down a path to get to it. During my lessons Chester would take me there and I would water the plants. The other garden was quite a ways down the road and so we never went there.
La Mariposa was even more like a magical place because when you looked out the windows sometimes we could see Guarduabarrancos (the Nicaragua national bird). They are really pretty with long tails and the bottom part of the tails have no feathers on them! We could also see beautiful sunsets at night.
Guarduabarranco (Nica National Bird)
one of our lovely sunsets
Pitaya (dragon fruit) plants
a little pineapple
the pink part is a huge
picking an orange
At Laguna de Apoyo
|My mom with a banana plant|
We also went to lots of markets and cities but I will write about them in another post!