León, Nicaragua

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Leon was nuts!
I mean when we got out at the bus depot, at least 6 different transporters (taxi drivers, bike taxis, etc.) were clamoring around us because hello, we're white and have like 3 bags so clearly we are prime suspects for a classic over-charge. ;)
We took a bike taxi for an up-close and personal look at the city...

Plus it had the cutest lining.

Tipitapa, Nicaragua

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our first day in Nicaragua, we had a little visit in Las Mercedes (near the airport) where we got our bearings and I got to meet Helga, who is the greatest. 

The first place we adventured in was Tipitapa, which was Drew's last area in his mission. It kind of has a scary reputation, and I don't think tourists go there much (particularly not redheaded ones) but we went to visit a few people Drew had taught and served while he was there and it was wonderful. We got there by disco bus. (It's hard to tell in the photo, but if you look closely, you can see neon rope lights all over everything up there in the front.)
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