July was a great month for playing tourist inB Nicaragua. My bestie was here for the better part of the first half soB we got up to all sorts of fun stuff and then the good times just kept on rolling in. The one major exception being a seriously frustrating police encounter after an accident, but more on that below. Read on, dear friends!
A night in a luxury treehouse, courtesy of my bestie and her mom (who opted to cover some of the costs as a belated grad present toB her). I’m pretty sure I have never stayed in a place so fancy. They even upgraded us to have our own private plunge pool since the resort wasn’t full and we naturally used the opportunity to take silly and fun bestie photos.
I think they have a touch of work to do in terms of consistency and service, especially for the prices, but I would still recommend the Aqua Wellness Resort to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique experience.
A highlight for me was the included morning yoga on a raised platform overlooking the water. And the dog who joined for the practice (obvs).
That whole car accident, police issue I mentioned above was a definite downer. I still have anxiety over the entire situation. AGH! Basically what it boils down to is FOUR return trips to the police station that was in ANOTHER TOWN and many, many hours of frustrated waiting to get my police report and license back.
All because some micro driver couldn’t wait the three seconds it would have taken for me to safely carry on in my lane before he entered it. YA. But the way the police work here is, you both lose your license, you both have to pay for a police report, and you both have to wait ENDLESS hours in line to get them back.
Our bodies are seriously amazing.B I started my little daily yoga challenge and it’s been up and down (cuz that’s life) but seriously, my body (and yours too!) is amazing. Even if I only do ten minutes a day, by the third day in a row my stretches are deeper, my pushups lower, and my leg lifts more effortless. It’s pretty incredible and I am loving it.
The shifts are subtle so far – I don’t look any different. But since that wasn’t really the endgame, I’m not worried about it. I love that my heels can now almost touch the floor when I do a downward dog and that I can do a side plank for the first time in my life.B Hurrah for yoga! I might just be a convert yet…
I’ve also been meditating every time I do yoga. I aim for ten minutes but sometimes it’s less. I think the effects of that are a little bit harder to gauge and distinguish from the overall effects of the exercise and routine, but I’m sticking with it.
If you’re interested in giving it a try, I use a couple of apps to help me:B this one has a free 7 day guided meditation for beginners, and these ones have lots of different options (I like the Simply Being series).
My aunt sent me this neat quiz and I’ve taken into consideration some of the ideas around morning routines for your dosha. Regardless of whether I do it in the prescribedB order, I really think having a solid morning routine is key to getting the day started right.
Guys…is this growing up?
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – This was absolutely one of the best novels I’ve read in a really long time. I loved every word and every page. It follows a couple of scientists into the Amazon to track down a doctor who’s doing drug research on a hidden tribe and if I tell you any more than that I’ll ruin it for you. Ok, I’ll add that there’s mystery, a touch of romance, and plenty of interesting characters that it left me wishing there was a sequel or a prequel or some way to get more of this story.B It’s my first time reading Ann Patchett but it definitely won’t be my last.
There’s FINALLY a Gilmore Girls revival release date! November 25. Guys, mark it on your calendars, doodle it into your bullet journals, scream it from the mountain tops. November 25!
I already tweeted it but you guys I’m still laughing about it days later. It’s worth another watch.
I feel pretty safe claiming that this is going to be my new favourite movie. Ryan Gosling + Emma Stone forever!!
I’d love to hear from you guys if you like reading about my past travels or if there’s anything about Nicaragua that I’ve never written and you’d like to know?
The rundowns are really fun to write because I like keep tracking of what I got up to, but I have a great time writing informational or any interesting post as well. Let me know in the comments!
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It is the last month Sebas and I have together in Nicaragua, so I’m hoping we can sneak away and do something fun for his birthday. Other than that, we will just have to see what pops up!
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