Visited an indigenous community with Samual.
Samuel and Miriam are pastors with the Lutheran Church and also caretakers for an NGO focused on assisting migrants. I traveled extensively with Samuel and they invited me to stay with them for a couple of days. Wonderful friends.
Two little communities in the middle of the banana plantations. Attended services in both little communities. Wonderful people.
Had a wonderful opportunity to join an indigenous youth Lutheran celebration. What a blast. Played soccer with the kids and pastors, ate wonderful indigenous food (I am vegan but all the food had meat in it and I happily joined in), and listened to music and services. One of the highlights of my trip. Note I was almost 69 and was a bit old to be playing soccer but I had fun anyway.
This was hours to get to on very bad roads but the result was amazing. It is in the middle of the mountains and produces some of the finest coffee in the world. Enrique and Ana and their grand daughter were wonderful.
This little Lutheran community met in a home every Sunday. What a fun and warm community of people. Samual gave a brief service and then we had an entertainer sing for us.
I had seriously considered Grecia as a possible place to retire. However I soon changed my mind. Interesting but not for me. Did have a great time going to the open air market with a friend from the church.
With pastor Samual on a trip to a series of small parishes. There were no people to visit so captured where we went via map. Nothing to take pictures of.
This was the most touristy place I went with my guides. It was not at all crowded as we got there early in the morning. The biggest problem, was trying to figure out how to pay. We finally figured it out and proceeded. Beautiful views.