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Macizo Peñas Blancas

After an overnight respite in Matagalpa last Saturday, Aaron and I headed further north to Macizo Peñas Blancas. Macizo means massif in Spanish. Peñas Blancas roughly translates to White Cliffs. I believe the national park is aptly named: The ridge of cliffs … Continue reading

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Traveling with Children in Colonial Disney World

After leaving Ometepe Island, my parents and I continued on to the colonial city of Granada. This was my second trip to Granada, and being a resident of León and having just come from Ometepe, I formulated some comparisons between … Continue reading

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Ometepe Island

After an interminable 11 hours on a ferry from Río San Juan that I could have swam faster than, my parents and I arrived at 1:30 AM on Ometepe Island. Ometepe is made of two imposing volcanoes jutting out of … 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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Matagalpa

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

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A Day in the Life

My winning streak came to an end last night. We got second to last place in trivia! The theme was animation. We had a strong showing with Disney and ran the category for superheroes, but we were decimated on anime. … Continue reading

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Flor de Caña

Something that happens from time to time to Volunteers in Nicaragua is getting “Nica kidnapped” or “Nicanapped.” It is when a Nicaraguan invites you to do something, and it the total ordeal takes exponentially longer than you expected. I got … Continue reading

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