Nicaragua Update: Still in Estelí

Estelí remains a very quiet, peaceful place to be for the time being. Weather has been super nice, compared to last year at this time. Last year when I was here it was moody- cloudy and rainy and windy some days; this year it’s been mostly sunny with some clouds, no rain at all. Temperatures are around 27c in the daytime and dip down to 16C at nights- a little chilly for me! I don’t socialize so much anymore because I don’t really want to hear people tell me their stories, especially older white American men. I still frequent the Israeli falafel guy’s shop and talk to him every other day. I have my breakfast with Pepper, the nice Chihuahua, look at the Canadian stock market in the morning, then go for a long walk in the afternoon, have lunch, do some exercise, then lie in a hammock. I’ll go out again to get some snacks and a beer (and I mean a beer: one)  read the news, watch TV shows I download or a hockey game if on. I’m in my room by about 7 pm and go to sleep about 11. I get up at 5:30 am and do it all over again. Just great!
Here are some photos from my walks:
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vista from a highpoint on the road
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The river is quite dry now
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Three creatures in full stride: a little girl, a sporty guy and a horse (see it in the distance?)
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An old Soviet Union made Lada automobile
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Head of a toy on the road
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The Alien tech store (?)
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Bullet casings in the concrete sidewalk
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Brunfelsia- the yesterday, today and tomorrow shrub
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A “Banksy” style of graffiti
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An “open concept” house
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Atrium to my accommodations
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Pepper, my breakfast companion
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The last pay phone
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Gearing up for Christmas
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Bulls making a run for it across the river
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Fixing the road. It’s made from volcanic interlocking blocks- solid and made with loving care
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Hockey on my computer, relaxing in a hammock
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The main church in the centre of town, sun going down
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The town square near sun down. The folks come out to enjoy and socialize
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The full moon, photo taken early evening, December 2, 2017

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