Monthly Archives: October 2014

La Colonia

This morning I awoke at around 8:30 to a racket up the street. “What could it be?” I thought. You see, the last Friday if every month there is no school, so it couldn’t be a marching band or school … Continue reading

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Departmental Competition

Yesterday morning was the Departmental Entrepreneurship Competition. This was the culmination of a lot of planning on my and my counterparts’ parts, a series of local competitions, and hard work on the part of 11 teams of students from municipalities … Continue reading

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Halloween

Swipe me left or swipe me right

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Municipal Competition

With the Municipal Competition behind us as of Friday midday, the only event we have left that is my responsibility is the Departmental Competition on Wednesday. The event went well. At 3:00 PM on Tuesday I found out that one … Continue reading

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My Lion’s Pride

For anyone wondering, León means Lion in Spanish. And I am the first male Volunteer in León for about three years. All of the other Volunteers have been female. So that kind of makes me a self-proclaimed lion king. Yea, I’m … Continue reading

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Escape from Cobán

This post is part 4 in a series of posts I am calling Incidents of Travel Past. This post takes us to Cobán in the country of Guatemala in August 2011. May 2011 saw me graduate from college, and afterwards I worked … Continue reading

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RIP Bellota

My readers are sure to know and love Bellota, my host family’s dog. Unfortunately, last week Bellota passed away after a short illness. I first noticed that she lacked her normal pomp and circumstance a bit over a month ago. … Continue reading

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Competition Season Update

So we lost four days of school last week, but we’re back today. The biggest loss though as a result of last Monday night’s earthquake was my municipal competition, originally slated for this past Friday. It is now going to … Continue reading

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Competition Season

Competition season is not getting off to a good start. Here’s what has to come together to get León’s best representatives to Managua for the national competition in November: Select the best groups from each section in each school Select the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Beach

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. Internet went out during a thunderstorm Monday night and it just came back this afternoon. Tomorrow I’m bringing my Lions’ Pride to the farther-out third beach of León, Salinas Grandes. We may stay the … Continue reading

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