The Surf Sanctuary in Las Salinas
We just got back from an awesome weekend. Our friend, Baldo, is the President of the Nicaraguan National Surf Circuit, so we decided to head up Popoyo to watch the last of four surf competitions. Popoyo is a small village north west of San Juan del Sur, made popular by the surfing community for its good surfbreaks.
With the exception of a few raindrops, we had beautiful weather. My favorite part of the whole weekend was our stay at The Surf Sanctuary, a beautiful community of casitas located in Las Salinas. The Surf Sanctuary offers tour packages, meals, etc., but we mostly just enjoyed the beauty of our surroundings from the colorful flowers to the owners’ friendly dog. If you are thinking about a trip up that way, I highly recommend checking this place out (and I’m not getting paid to plug them)!
Flowers at the Surf Sanctuary
Cooper Chasing Pigs
So, we’re back to our daily lives in San Juan. Upon first seeing some of our Nicaraguan co-workers after 3 weeks home, the first thing the girls said to me was “oh – que delgada…” (“how thin”), with smiles on their faces. I’ve finally become accustomed to this ongoing evaluation of my body, but…
During our first week here back in January, both women in the office told us that we looked much fatter than the photos they had seen of us. My jaw nearly fell to the ground and I was close to tears, having skirted around the issue of weight for 30 years in the States. However, after a week or two here in San Juan, I realized that people are simply more straightforward and say what they think and feel – something I have come to find quite refreshing. Cheers to being honest, I suppose!