Alpha 3 - written by Otto...
To get where we had to start the trek, we had to travel for almost two long days, in which we got a short and interesting Nicaraguan history class and we got to travel in a really crowded bus. We also got our first taste of the Nicaragua lifestyle! When we finally got there (to El Cebollal) close to Miraflor, we were excited to start our trek.
It took us some time to realise what a big challenge it was going to be. Day five we were lucky enough to spend the night in an old Army building, a unique experience. As the trek progressed so too did our confidence as we were making good time each day in reaching our destinations. We have been lucky enough to get some free time which we have spent playing cards and visit a National Park. The future is looking bright for Alpha 3 - spirits are high and everyone is feeling motivated.
As well as Alpha 4 getting some time in the spotlight, Alpha 3 were also interviewed by a local Esteli news programme about their trek and Raleigh!
*Blog and photo's by Dawn Tennant