Tag Archives: contras

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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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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Somoto Canyon

There isn’t any school this week until Thursday, because it is Independence Day here. They’ve been cancelling classes for weeks practicing for the marchas. This grew to become a large frustration for me, since we are in deep into the … Continue reading

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Coffeelandía

This week I am in Jinotega, Jinotega, the capital of the coldest and wettest Nicaraguan department. April is a hot and dry month in Nicaragua in general, so despite being cooler than the rest of the country, which is sweltering … Continue reading

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