Monthly Archives: April 2015

Feels Like 106°

You know those one or two days every year in NY when it is 100° and everyone freaks out and the news has extended coverage of how the Port Authority is adding extra buses and the city is setting up spritzing … Continue reading

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Practicum Week

Around this time last year I was sent north to Jinotega for a Volunteer Visit with then Small Business Development Volunteer Hannah (she is now a Returned PC Volunteer in the US, meaning she completed her two years of service). … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Most unfortunately, two of my site-mates, Joanna and Isabel, are leaving Nicaragua in April and May, respectively. Our friend and Isabel’s host cousin, Jeniffer, came up with the idea to throw them a joint surprise despedida (going away party). The plan was … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

 

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Passover

For Nicaragua, my street has a very large population of Jews: 2, my site-mate Isabel and me. And Isabel is a bit of a Jewish holiday aficionado. She celebrated Passover with her host family (not Jewish) last year, Hanukkah in … Continue reading

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Tornado (Sort of)

I went to Managua this morning and got back in the afternoon. As soon as I turned the corner to my house I knew that something was up. There was a pile of roof tiles out front and someone was … Continue reading

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Aaron in Nicaragua

When my parents visited, I characterized them as being like children. They had no idea what was going on and always needed to be told what to do (as well as have things translated into Spanish for them). I realize … Continue reading

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