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Monthly Archives: November 2014
The National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition is over. The school year is all but over. The wonders of Matagalpa have been explored. Thanksgiving has been had at the Ambassador’s Residence. What now? What do I do, with respect to work, … Continue reading
Of course I wish I were home for Thanksgiving. Nothing would be better than a beer at the Peekskill Brewery with John and other friends tonight, followed by seeing my Aunt and Uncles’ new house in NJ tomorrow. However, that’s just … Continue reading
Mostly on this blog when I write about work I write about teaching. And it takes up most of my work-time. However, I would like to do more of other Volunteer activities, and in fact I do do some. First, … Continue reading
Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … Continue reading
This last week and a half I’ve felt like I’m back at my old job. Last Monday I pulled a round trip to Managua to work on a few talks I would be giving later in the week. On Tuesday I … Continue reading
Incidents of Travel Past is still going strong. This time, I get “Lost” on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Yes, Sydney to LAX. In late 2012 I went to Australia for the first time. I spent New Years … Continue reading
Matagalpa http://t.co/SQ5Pn9c1Qb — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 17, 2014 Hostel in Matagalpa is booked for Friday and Saturday nights #SimbaInMatagalpa — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 19, 2014 If all goes well #SimbaInMatagalpa tomorrow — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 21, 2014 … Continue reading
One of the departments of Nicaragua is named Matagalpa, and it is chock full o’ Volunteers. It is north of León and is fairly mountainous. This is the land and the hills that crawled with Sandinista rebels and then contra fighters … Continue reading
Unfortunately, they listen to Christmas music here in Nicaragua too. Nicaraguans don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, so once Halloween passes it is Christmas-time here. 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade Christmas-time. Which is a real shame. Christmas isn’t really a big deal here. … Continue reading