Doesn't it happen to you that sometimes you have the need to withdraw? Recently, I had the feeling that the universe wanted me to pause and disconnect from the everyday routine. Do not take me wrong, I love my life and I am very thankful for all I have, but I suddenly had no inspiration or new ideas in my head and I was feeling the blues. I felt like I was just in survival mood in my day to day, pretty much stuck. I had to seek balance and thanks to the spiritual guides I have found in my life I came to realize that I had to retreat from everything and go back to basics, the things I love and cherish since I was little. In my case from songs that lift my spirit or as simple as sitting and enjoying a cup of tea without being interrupted. Further, to spend quality time with the persons that fill me up and lift my spirit. I had an outpour of emotions and changes in the last 4 years that had accumulated since moving back to my hometown after a long time abroad (the hardest move ever, promise I will have a write a whole post about it), that I learn my lesson take time to recharge and appreciated how thankful we need to be for the little things in life.
It is amazing how easy is to cross borders nowadays. My family and I had the chance to go to Nicaragua on a day trip while staying in a beautiful property in Costa Rica, Dreams Las Mareas.
We left around 7 am and in 20 minutes we were at the border, the immigration process was fairly simple, a stamp and off we go. As a tip, we went on a Sunday so there are fewer people at the cross point. Our first stop was the Mirador Catarina, a magical place with a stunning view of the Apoyo Lagoon. There you can buy a lot of ornaments and local crafts from the region.
Next stop was to see the stunning and active Volcan Masaya, the tour guide explained to us that there are day and night tours. We had the privilege to admire the Nindiri Crater and were lucky enough to see some Magma. It is impressive and so worth visiting.
Our tour included a fantastic lunch at Hotel Dario in Granada, the city of Granada is just a beautiful colonial town. It has great restaurants and boutique hotels, a little gem that deserves a longer visit. We enjoyed a great cup of Cafe Las Flores at a beautiful coffee place around the plaza
Last but not least, our day ended up with a boat tour in the beautiful Lake Nicaragua where we could spot monkeys and different kind of birds. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
have always considered myself very confident when it comes to moving countries or houses. Recently, my husband and I counted the times we have moved and for me it adds up to 12 properties since college, noticing that this move had taken places in 7 different countries in 10 years. Yes, I know too many changes perhaps! We have two kids that also enjoy moving, Do we raise kids with an open mind or they just get used too? In the plus side I am emotionally unattached to any material goods, which, is good in my opinion.
In my experience, international moves are easier than in between countries. In the last 3 and a half years we have lived in Panama, we moved twice and it has been so exhausting mentally and physically. Is it a country experience? or It is just the fact that the process is so short and you have fewer expectations. Instead of a long orientation process of laws and regulations that takes weeks and allows you to prepare mentally for it. The truth I am not sure so I guess, I just have to wait and expect another move soon.