Is this Noah's village?
San Jose del Sur Travel Blog› entry 18 of 52 › view all entries
One of the first villages we came to was San Jose del Sur, which was quite small and seemed to be sleeping. Most of the houses were situated along the road and the buildings were just almost all 10-15 metres from the road itself.
The road was several times blocked by crossing pigs, piglets, horses and cows. It was quite often that we saw horses or cows tied to a pole so it was able to grass all along the road.
Just before the city we drove up a hill where there was a terrific and first view towards the Maderas Volcano across the bay. We had to stop the car and enjoy the view, where we had a huge volcano on each side of the road.
The only activity that was going on in the village was numerous school children running around in the schoolyard in their white and blue uniforms that was obligatory in the whole country.
On the way back just before 6 pm we were driving back towards Moyogalpa, we passed the village again and then the road was just like a playground for both children and adults. The road was probably the most dry place in the village because it was situated higher than the ground level. Passing the small village church we had to drive around 30-40 people from the congregation sitting or standing on the street.
Children were on their back in the middle of the road and adults were sitting on it while they were taking with their friends and neighbours. It was obvious that the roads was a place where people could enjoy themselves.