Another week down in the books for the QUETZAL crew!

This week we took on the challenge of diving head first into our first homestay experience in Matagalpa, Nicaragua and successfully completed a week of Spanish classes at Colibri Escuela de Español. Spanish, sleep, and eat isn´t all we did though, we were priviledged to participate in various activities that gave us the full cultural experience of this incredible town. We had a full week of challenging, fun, and new experiences. A few highlights include learning to make traditional Nicaraguan cuisine in our cooking class, hiking The Natural Reserve de Apante, and participating in a Nicaraguan dance class- skirts, sweat, and all!
As we prepare for our departure to Ometepe, we will have to say good-bye to our beloved homestay families and the beautiful mountains of Matagalpa. This was our first time being seperated from a whole group into pairs – a few by themselves – and we couldn´t be more excited to fully regroup and share our challenges, highlights, and overall experiences of the past week. Muchas gracias, Matagapla, for endless gallos pintos!