First Few Days


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Published: July 1st 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

We arrived into Managua on tuesday afternoon and were picked up by the El Porvinir staff. We spent the first few days touring around Managua a bit and learning more about the history anf the culture. Jimmy, who is one of the trip coordinators with El Porvinir and also our translator, is like an incyclopedia. He is very knowledgeable and it was great to be able to have him around to give us his perspective. We also started to get to know each other better as a group. But the really great part was leaving on Wednesday afternoon for the small city of Terrabona.


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Managua

This incredible view of the citywas taken from the top of one of the dormant volcanoes in the city.
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Crater

This is the crater of the old volcano in the heart of Managua. Iiss now home to a small set of zip lines that encircle the crater.
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Fall of Somosa

This is some of the remaining peices of a statue that was knocked down after the people overtook the Somosa dictatorship.
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Sandino

This is a statue of the leader of the revolution, Sandino, that overlooks the city.
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Peace Park

When Violetta Chomorro became president she promised to bring peace to the country. She started this process by ridiing the county of many of its wepons. She filled a pit in the city full of the countries wepons and covered it with cement cealing the away forever. This park is now known as the peace park.
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Cathedral

This is the old catholic cathedral of Managua that was rendered unuseable after the earthquake of 1972 struck the town.


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