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Semana Santa, Nicaragua, and InanItah

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Wow, I just realized how long it’s been since I’ve updated my blog. This is the problem with these things: they require time and attention (not to mention a good internet connection).

So quick update on the past four months. I spent Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala at the beginning of April, which was a beautiful experience. The pictures speak more than my words can, but suffice it to say that there is a reason that people come from all over to celebrate there.

After that I made my way to Nicaragua, through the colonial cities of Leon and Granada. It was April, which is the hottest month in these parts, so my stay in both those places was less than pleasant. I also wasn’t particularly impressed by the architecture or the beauty. I was thinking that maybe Nicaragua just wasn’t for me, but then I arrived on Isla de Ometepe, an insanely gorgeous island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, by far the biggest lake in Central America. The island is composed of two volcanoes, one water and one fire volcano, with a sandy beach area that joins the two together. There is something very mystical and special about it that I could feel immediately.

I stayed a hostel/ecological farm for about a week or so, and through them found out about a new project nearby. I went to check it out and fell in love with the place. It’s called InanItah, and it’s a spiritual and earth based community, with yoga, meditation and tantra classes, and ongoing work in the organic garden and on natural building projects. I felt immediately at home and have found such peace and clarity in this place. For me it’s been the perfect space to do a lot of inward looking and to dive in deep to the truth of who I really am.  I’ve been doing a work-trade here for the past few months by helping with their website and doing lots of natural building with cob.

You can find more information about InanItah at their blog: inanitah.blogspot.com. I have a bunch more photos from there on my flickr.

Will write more as my life adventure unfolds!!

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Written by erikalogie

August 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

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