Nicaragua on Film
After a year of teaching, our friends Kate and Cody were ready for an adventure. This summer, they spent three weeks exploring Nicaragua, where they participated in a home stay, took intensive Spanish and surf lessons, and went fishing, volcano boarding, swimming under a waterfall and in a volcanic lake, and body rafting in Somoto Canyon. They hung with the locals, watching how others lived and communicating with new friends in a new language. Lucky for us, they brought along a few disposable cameras.
View Nicaragua through Kate’s film in the gallery above. See more in the Human Being Journal, available now.
“Today was hands down one of the best days of my life. We traveled by bus to Somoto Canyon from Esteli. There we met our guide in a nearby town, put on life vests and watershoes and walked to the Canyon. Right when we got there I was in disbelief. I couldn’t believe we were about to coast through this canyon without a raft…I guess that is why it’s called body rafting. At one point I looked up and all I could see was about 80 feet of canyon above my head on either side and it just seemed that time was frozen. I felt a bit of heartache because I knew that this was the most amazing experience of my life, and I felt that maybe I wouldn’t experience anything better. Being in love with someone is already one of the best gifts of being alive, but also to be doing things together that you have never done, and seeing the same joy and excitement in their face that you are feeling gives you a sense of happiness that I didn’t think existed. I don’t know if it could get much better than today.” -Kate Jennings