Daily Archives: May 28, 2014

A Menagerie of Videos From Training

I haven’t been able to get these videos from training up till now, but they sure are good. Presenting Daniel Ortega, President of the Republic, Malú, a particularly exuberant puppy, and Luis Mariano, simultaneously dancing and pummeling a piñata at his … Continue reading

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An Ethical Dilemma Involving Rum

Just north of my site, León, is the department of Chinandega (it gets even hotter than León in Chinandega – I have once heard it referred to as the devil’s anus, as opposed to León, which is just “the furnace”). In the … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside the Peace Corps Office

If anyone is wondering what the Peace Corps Office in Managua looks like, this video just popped up on my Facebook feed: It was recently made by other business Volunteers to as part of a bet. The good news is, … Continue reading

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My First Few Days in León

So I arrived in León on Sunday, and will be living here for the next two years. León is hot (highs the last few days have been 95+), so the very first thing I did was buy a fan. After … Continue reading

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Jurementación

Although I’ve been in Nicaragua for nearly three months, I wasn’t actually a Volunteer until last Friday morning. During the first 11 weeks in country, when you are in training, you are considered a Trainee, not a Volunteer. To become … Continue reading

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