Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Comenzar

Comenzar: To start.

Well, I’ve made it to Miami, one of my absolute favorite cities in the world (and the city where I was born!)! Even though I can’t explore it this time, seeing the palm trees, the amazing downtown skyline and eating a little Cuban food in the airport is good enough for me. Since I’ve got a more amazing adventure waiting, that is.

I’m already a little overwhelmed by all the Spanish, and I’m still in Florida.

In just a few hours, I’ll be in Managua, where I’ll be spending nearly the next 4 months. I’m all kinds of excited.

Exciting updates come later. But the best blog posts are short, so for now, here are a few airport musings:

  • · Annoying lady on my flight here constantly poked my side with her elbow. Like constantly. The entire two hour flight. But at least I got a window seat.
  • · The Miami airport is huge. HUGE. I was not prepared for this. Getting from where my flight came in from RDU to the airline that I’m flying to Managua took over an hour. Literally. A full hour.
  • · Seeing men with overly patriotic shirts (see: old man with the American flag sweatshirt that reads “These colors don’t bleed”) makes me wonder if they’re actually terrorists overcompensating for something.
  • · Sweet old man shared his comic book from the 50’s. It was actually brilliant – if you ever get the chance to look at “Passionella,” (I think that was the name?) you’re crazy not to. The comic “Boom” was a brilliant commentary on the cold war. Then we had this nice little discussion on the effectiveness of mediums in journalism. In conclusion, not enough people talk in airports.
  • I miss my iPhone. A lot.

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