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Monthly Archives: April 2014
Peace Corps Pick Up Lines, Courtesy of Barney Stinson
Posted in Peace Corps, Vlog Tagged Barney, Barney Stinson, HIMYM, How I Met Your Mother, pick-up lines, pickup lines, television, tv Leave a comment
Semana Santa – Not As Holy As It Sounds
Nicaraguans call the week leading up to Easter Sunday Semana Santa. It has nothing to do with Christmas, and there are no bunnies, colored eggs, or fat men in red jump suits. It is a week of vacation. There is … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Training Tagged alcohol, alcoholism, Cuerpo de, earthquake, earthquakes, Easter, Easter Sunday, fireworks, home invasion, laguna, Laguna de Apoyo, Managua, Nicaragua, parasites, Pascua, Peace Corps, resurrection, Semana Santa, US Peace Corps, vacation, volcano, volcanoes, zombie, zombie Jesus, zombies 15 Comments
I’ve Been Here for Five Weeks, So Where is My Permanent Site Going to Be?
As of today I have been in Nicaragua for five weeks. I’ve been in training the whole time, but I’ve still had plenty of opportunities to work in and see the Nicaraguan secondary education system. I’ve taught in two different … Continue reading
How I Met Your Mother, Even Though She Isn’t the Point
First of all, I need to expose Barney’s deep, dark secret for once and for all, so the world can know the truth about him: The following is a censored version of my tirade after watching the series finale … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged disappointment, HIMYM, How I Met Your Mother, Jinotega, Nicaragua, Wi-Fi, WiFi Leave a comment
This week I am in Jinotega, Jinotega, the capital of the coldest and wettest Nicaraguan department. April is a hot and dry month in Nicaragua in general, so despite being cooler than the rest of the country, which is sweltering … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Training, Travel Tagged coffee, contras, Cuerpo de Paz, Jinotega, Managua, Nicaragua, Peace Corps, Reagan, US Peace Corps 3 Comments
Making Smoothies with Nicaraguan Teenagers
As part of our youth business group’s attempt to commercialize healthy smoothies in a very short eight week window: I believe that their final recipe includes bananas, papaya, orange juice, and water mellon.
Posted in Peace Corps, Training Tagged batidos, Faro de Luz, jovenes, Masaya, milk shakes, Nicaragua, private school, San Juan de Oriente, secondary school, smoothies, Spanish, teenagers, youth Leave a comment
US Immigration Policy Hurts People That Are Not Just in the USA
I know that in the US there is a lot of debate (or a lot of consternation about the lack thereof in Congress) about how to improve US immigration policy, but in only a month of being in Nicaragua I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Tagged coyote, immigration, immigration policy, Mexico, Nicaragua, pain, Tijuana, US immigration policy Leave a comment
Milkshakes, Peanut Butter, Frappuchinos, and Other Fun Things
One of the things that the PC staff here in Nicaragua is very proud of (and apparently well known for throughout the PC worldwide) is what they call CBT – community based training. We don’t live together in Managua for … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Training Tagged business, creativity, emprendedurismo, entrepreneurship, Peace Corps, training, US Peace Corps 1 Comment
At the end of my PC Staging in DC we were surprised by a gift of a free Nexus 7 Android tablet from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA – they are basically the PC alumni association). Google had donated … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Technology, Training Tagged A Game of, A Song of Ice and Fire, Android, Angry Birds, Droid, El Nuevo Diario, Game of Thrones, Google, GoT, internet, La Prensa, New York Times, newspapers, Nexus 7, Nuevo Diario, NY Times, NYT, Peace Corps, US Peace Corps, WiFi 2 Comments