Monthly Archives: August 2014

Quite a Year

I applied to the Peace Corps back in the late summer of 2012. Getting from then to Nicaragua in March 2014 is a case-study in bureaucratic incompetence that I won’t get into right now. But things got interesting one year ago … Continue reading

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How I Learned Spanish

This song:

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Blackout on a Volcano

One month ago I inaugurated Incidents of Travel Past, stories from travels I have had before coming to Nicaragua. This post recounts my second story of Incidents of Travel Past, this time from Quito, Ecuador. I studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador … Continue reading

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Peace Corps FAQ

I know that people have a lot of questions about Peace Corps and Peace Corps life, so hopefully I cover the majority of your questions here.  How long will I be here? All Volunteers have three months of training and … Continue reading

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My Host Family

My friends and family ask me about my host family a lot, so I figured I would just make a post about them. There are five permanent members of the household: Doña Evelyn, in her sixties I would say, lawyer, works … Continue reading

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La Gritería Chiquita

Quién causa tanta alegría? La Asunción de María! Que viva La Virgen! Viva! Yesterday was the Gritería Chiquita in León (as opposed to the big Gritería, on December 7th). Basically, it is Halloween, but in León. The story goes that 67 years ago … Continue reading

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Flor de Caña

Something that happens from time to time to Volunteers in Nicaragua is getting “Nica kidnapped” or “Nicanapped.” It is when a Nicaraguan invites you to do something, and it the total ordeal takes exponentially longer than you expected. I got … Continue reading

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