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We had a very exciting day. For breakfast we had eggs, ham, and bread. After, we started our tour of Leon with our tour guides named Rydder and Idania. We started by visiting Sutiaba, the indigenous neighborhood of Leon. We saw the ruins of the first church of the Spaniards and walked the cobblestone roads. We walked by a preschool mural that included symbols representing Nicaragua’s culture, the translations of different words in Nahualt and a computer with the sign language alphabet.


We then traveled to Cosa de Horno. Cosa de Horno had multiple types of pastries: sopa de leche, quesadilla, y perrerreque. The pastries were very good. We stopped by the Museum of Rub(en) ́ Dari ́o. Then, we went to a local market, where we were able to buy many different types of food and handmade goods. After the market, we had lunch at a restaurant and watched a presentation about Nicaraguan culture.

We made our way to a handmade textile business called La Fe. We were able to try to work the machines and make the textiles. We learned that it was a family business and was started by one woman. We learned that the textiles could take anywhere between 8 hours to a week. After the textile business, we made our way to La Catedral de Leon and toured the inside, then climbed to the roof and saw a view of all Leon. Finally, we walked to the Museum of 21 Legends and Myths and learned about the legends and history of Nicaragua. We returned to the house and had a dinner of Gallo Pinto, cheese, and avocado.

Tuvimos un dia muy interesante. Desayunamos huevos,jamon y pan de molde. Empezamos nuestro tour por Leon con nuestros guias Rydder e Idania. Visitamos Sutiaba, el barrio de los indigenas de leon. Observamos las ruinas de la primera iglesia de Leon y caminos un par de cuadras. Conocimos un mural pintado en un prescolar que contenia simbolos que representaban la cultura de Nicaragua, conocimos la traduccion de algunos simbolos en el idioma Nahualt y una pc que representaba el alfabeto en el idioma de senas.

Viajamos a cosa de horno y degustamos diferentes pasteles como: sopa de leche, perrerreque y quesadillas, los bocadillos estuvieron muy buenos, Hicimos una parada en el museo de Ruben Dario. Fuimos al mercado y pudimos comprar y diferentes tipos de comida y artesanias. Despues del mercado, almorzamos en un restaurant y miramos una presentacion de la cultura de Nicaragua.

Fuimos a una textileria La Fe. Pudimos probar las maquinas y hacer textiles. Aprendimos que era un negocio familiar iniciado por una mujer. Aprendimos que los textiles toman alrededor de ocho horas a una semana, despues de la textileria, fuimos a la catedral de leon y visitamos su interior, subimos al techo y tuvimos una vista de leon en general. Finalmente, caminanos hacia el museo el 21 de leyendas y mitos, aprendimos sobre leyendas e historia de Nicaragua. Regresamos a casa y cenamos gallopinto, queso, y aguacate.