Category Archives: Vlog

Cosigüina

Our first stop after getting to León was Cosigüina Volcano. Cosigüina used to be the tallest volcano in Nicaragua. Then somewhere between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago it blew up, and now it is a short crater with a lake in the … Continue reading

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Re-Opening the Rum Case

Back in May I wrote a brief ethical examination on Nicaraguan rum. The problem is that the workers in the sugar cane (sugar cane being the main ingredient in rum) fields are dying of kidney failure at very young ages. So … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Den

After showing my parents Colonial Disney World, it was only fitting for me to bring them to the Lion’s Den, León. On our agenda were: The boiling mud pits of San Jacinto (some of my mom’s photos below) Going up … Continue reading

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Río San Juan Redux

The Río San Juan was the first stop on me and my parents’ trip through Nicaragua. We flew to San Carlos from Managua, and from there set off for El Castillo. The Río San Juan is Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica. … Continue reading

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Río San Juan

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Quién Causa Tanta Alegría?!

I hope I have emphasized enough on this blog the sheer amount of noise in Nicaragua. If not, let this post be your lesson.   Every December 7th, across the Catholic world, the Conception of Mary is celebrated. I’m not … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Gift

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

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A Requiem for Matagalpa

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

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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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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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