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It’s not everyday you start collecting eggs from chickens and milking cows for breakfast but you celebrate your holiday in Nicaragua your way and I’ll celebrate mine. Morgan’s Rock was the first eco lodge in Nicaragua and in addition to a farm, it’s got lovely bungalows and pool and a suspension bridge. I visited for a morning and got into the spirit of things.
The problem is, I went from farmhand to swanky party in one day.
It was a party for a fancy new resort called Guacalito de la Isla and it was a two-hour drive from Morgan’s Rock. How do you go from farm to fancy when you’re living out of a suitcase? What you do is change in the bathroom on the way – and hope your makeup hasn’t melted off by the time you get there. The crowd was the who’s who of Nicaragua and it was an experience of a lifetime – since my usual crowd tends more to cows, chickens, artists and writers (okay, actually I don’t hang out with cows – I made that up). But that’s the crazy wonderful thing about Nicaragua, you can see it all and do it all (of course it helped that I was with people who know people (and chickens).
And now I don’t want to go home. At least not quite yet.