Category Archives: Peace Corps

Kickstarter Update

We Made It! I can’t believe that it took about 18 hours to fund the whole project. Thank you Duke, Mom, Cousin Jeff, Jacob, Aaron, Uncle Stu, and Matt T for contributing. I am retaking the GMAT on Friday so I am … Continue reading

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Incidents of Travel is Shut Down … Temporarily (Hopefully)

No, the United States government did not censor me. And no, the Sandinistas did not bust down my door and bash-in my laptop. WordPress, the website that I use for my blog, has a limit on how many gigabytes of photos … Continue reading

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Pizza & Art

About an hour south of León there is a small sea-side fishing town called El Tránsito. And ten years ago, a an American woman founded a center called “El Tránsito Centro de Artes,” or “El Tránsito Arts Center,” (ETCA) in … Continue reading

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At a Crossroads

Every year the Peace Corps has a series of regional meetings on Safety & Security. The León/Chinandega meeting was last week while I was on Ometepe, so the Peace Corps kindly asked me to attend the meeting in Estelí. The meeting … Continue reading

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Day Three: Tourism Business Development Workshop, Ometepe

Everyone was a lot happier this morning than yesterday morning, since the electricity was running last night so the air conditioning and fans were keeping our rooms cool. The sessions in the morning were dedicated to accounting, and in the … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Howler Monkey Kind

[Apologies for the lack of pictures and videos. The internet is very slow on the island and I don’t particularly want to be up past midnight tonight uploading files. I will add the photos and videos when I am back … Continue reading

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The Blogs of Others

Sometimes my friends just say it better than I can: 1 Year as a Peace Corps Volunteer By Thomas Playing. Learning. Coloring. Facilitating. Competing. Applying. Moving around. Sharing. Also by Thomas My new love: Bachata By Jessica Otavalo, Ecuador By … Continue reading

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