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My trip has to many great moments to remember. This blog is about a story which I will remember, but was a scary moment in my trip. After it happened I had many thoughts that I try to share.

sunny 37 °C

Full moon, nice weather, local music, entertainment on the street...shortely; a great atmosphere on Saturday night in Granada. So far so good.

Later. Just outside the centre (with a Dutch friend) we find a nice local party. People are friendly, dancing and we enjoy our Tona beers. At 11 PM we leave, walk back talking about...

All of the sudden 3 young bandits with knives surround us... 10 seconds later...her bag is robbed and my wallet is gone. Luckily we are okay and we miss nothing of big value.

Later that night I can not fall a sleep. Thinking about these bandits. Or should I say kids?

First I was mad about this injustice act. Later I think about their thoughts and reasons to steal. Is it fair?
Is it fair to sleep with 10 persons under a small roof? Is it fair growing up with no education or future plans? Is it fair that wealthy tourists complain about everything?

What I do know is that everything starts with trust in people. Especially when violence will be used to solve unfairnes, the worst thing is to become scared. When you stop trusting people. It could be the start of more unfairnes. For me this was one of the first moments in my life that my trust got attacked. Despite this moment hopefully I can stay naive (not stupid) and trust people.

PS. Of course it will also be a cool story to tell in bars :)

Next week a happier story about my world trip!

Posted by Tom-mytrip 18:50 Archived in Nicaragua

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