Lois Swanson, St. Helena, California, USA
Thank you so much for the incredible tour and history of Nicaragua. It is hard to think that we did all of that in one day! You covered so much in so many ways that we feel that we learned enough about Nicaragua to have a place to put all of the Trust Bank clients that we visited the two days before. We can understand them in the context of the whole country better. The trip you put together for us was not only comprehensive, but it was so much fun! It appealed to all of the senses. Getting to see the volcano was exciting with its boiling mist. The trip to Masaya was just what we needed. (I have had lots of fun with my apron). The lunch overlooking the lagoon and Lake Nicaragua was perfect. I can close my eyes and see it now. The visit to the potters’ home was one of my favorite memories. First of all picking up the girl who would be our voucher to visit, then watching them make the beautiful pots ( each at their on station) and finally purchasing our own pots were all such a treat. I only wish I could have carried more home. Such a talented and interesing family. Thank you for arranging that for us. Robert was great at pointing out all the birds and houses on our leisurely boat ride on the lake. That was quite a treat. Somehow you worked in the history of Nicaragua in between all of these events, and that was very much appreciated! The finale was the absolutely delicious dinner and the beautiful dancers AND their dancing lessons and hugs. It couldn’t have been a more inclusive or fun day! Thank you so much! I was very impressed with the Trust Banks and with all of the people that we met with Opportunity International, but it was your day of touring that has made it imperative that I return with my husband one day.
Thanks for everything,