Monthly Archives: June 2014

Estelí, Estelí

Last week I mentioned that I hoped to go to the city of Estelí this week to visit my friend and watch the USA match with him. My schedule just managed to work, so I was able to make it. First, … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Times

As I was writing my last post and complaining about some music I endured today, I was thinking that I actually do like a lot of the music down here. I’m really getting into some of the Latin music. And … Continue reading

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Día de Los Maestros

Día de Los Maestros is National Teachers’ Day, and it is tomorrow, Sunday June 29, in Nicaragua. Classes are cancelled on Monday to observe the holiday, and most classes were cancelled on Thursday as well so that the kids could … Continue reading

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Fun Filled Fun Weekend

As I said on Friday, I had a lot planned for this past weekend. On Friday night I went to a baroque music concert at the fanciest hotel in León. I haven’t been converted into a baroque music fan, but … Continue reading

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Happy 72nd Camp Shohola!

On this blog I often mention “camp” or “Shohola.” Both of these refer to the sleep-away camp that I attended and worked at for 12 years, Camp Shohola. I love the place and the people very much, and I wish … Continue reading

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Dragonfruit

A few weeks ago I digitally salivated over the fruits available in Nicaragua. At the time, dragonfruit (here known as pitaya) was coming into season. I’ve since had my first dragonfruit: I’ll leave a brief review: very similar to kiwi, except … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Cancel Class This Week

Following a week chock full of cancellations, this week has been another plague of class cancellations. The reasons (so far): Teacher hurt his foot and is out of school all week Teacher got jumped by a gang on Friday night … Continue reading

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More Class Cancellations and the World Cup

This morning started with some sad news. One of the teachers I work with hurt his foot and the doctor has ordered him off it for the whole week. He teaches five sections of entrepreneurship (each an hour and a half … Continue reading

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The Beach

Did I mention that León is 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean?

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Cancelada

Reasons my classes have been cancelled this week (so far): Teacher had to bring a kid to the hospital on his motorcycle, and then another kid Science fair Impending thunderstorm (it wound up passing us by and not even raining) … Continue reading

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