Some last vignettes of our life in Nicaragua ~ before we launch our Asia adventure

Nicaragua was of course about bamboo
 ………

Ben presenting at Ted Ex Managua ~ bamboo, climate change and bamboo floating houses.

 

Julio, CO2 Bambu’s technical director and “family” at the factory in Rosita.
 Our home was an oasis of calm…

Casa Peak ~ the indoor/ outdoor house we designed together in Granada

Mango with a foster puppy

Chilling with Oren

Saying hi to our neighbors
One of the frequent “marching bands.”

Our favorite model, and good friend..

Miguel, incredible shiatsu healing, once a week
Marciella, a neighbor/single mom with five girls
Our favorite almost daily fruit lady who brought us coconuts, avocados, carrots, pineapple, watermelon, lemons, garlic to our door
 And our bamboo loft was also a unique place…
Granada was our home for 5 years – the colors of the city and the authenticity of our neighborhood made it a wonderful place to live
And then there was the hoped for platform for our sons

Oren’s wheels


 

At Laguna de Apoyo crater lake
 Of all destinations, our most fabulous discovery was Ometepe, which we have now made our “permanent home” (even though there happens not to be any home yet on our property).

Our little piece of paradise ~ Ometepe

Kayaking, Ometepe

Taking the ferry to Ometepe

And so many wonderful friends cycled through our lives…..
Brooke .. helping with foster kittens
Lo
Nikki
Anna (from Denmark)
Charo! (originally from Peru)
 Yoga became a central theme
Many furry friends joined our lives for a while –  none more loving than Princessa

Scarface
Foster kitten
Stubbie
Ziggy
Salvador born to Georgia (wild cat) in our house
Princessa… pushed her way into our home and hearts