Category Archives: León

La Asunción de María

It’s been a whole year already. Today was the Gritería Chiquita again. Legend has it that 67 years ago (or maybe 68, but who’s counting anyway?) Cerro Negro volcano had been erupting for 15 straight days, the roofs couldn’t support … Continue reading

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I Went to Jail

You may have noticed that I have not posted in two weeks or so…

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Nicaraguan Folk Music

Five posts in five days. Here is the last one. It was a good and fun-filled-fun packed week. Over the last two months León (which I will never tire of lauding for its quality and frequent offerings of cultural events) … Continue reading

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Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

A few disasters, natural and otherwise, have reared up around the Occidente this week, each affecting my projects. I’ve written before about the incidence of disasters here and the vulnerability of the population. Luckily, so far these have been minor … Continue reading

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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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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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Lunar Eclipse

There’s a l0t of moon action this weekend. Saturday night is the first night of Passover, which astronomically guarantees a full moon. Full moons are a big deal here in León because many tour companies offer full moon volcano hikes, … Continue reading

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