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Tag Archives: culture
Blood of Brothers
When you are invited to serve in Peace Corps Nicaragua you get an electronic welcome packet. And somewhere in that welcome packet there is a recommendation to read Blood of Brothers by Stephen Kinzer, a tome on contemporary Nicaraguan history. I … Continue reading
Posted in Books, León, Pre-Service Tagged Blood of Brothers, book talk, culture, history, León, New York Times, Nicaragua, NYT, opinion, Peace Corps Nicaragua, Stephen Kinzer, welcome packet Leave a comment
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
Posted in León, Vlog Tagged bells, Cardinal, cathedral, Catholic, church, church bells, Conception, conception of Jesus, Conception of Mary, culture, dance, drum, drums, El Cabezon, firecrackers, fireworks, folklore, folkloric dance, Gigantona, Gritería Chiquita, Griteria, immaculate conception, La Gigantona, León, Maria, Mary, Nicaragua, Purisima, religion, siren, tradition, video, video blog, vlog 2 Comments
I filmed this little clip at an event in the park in León last weekend. It is quintessential music that is popular in Nicaragua right now:
Posted in León, Music Tagged central park, central plaza, culture, León, music, Nicaragua, park, parque, parque central, plaza Leave a comment
More Reasons to Cancel Class This Week
Following a week chock full of cancellations, this week has been another plague of class cancellations. The reasons (so far): Teacher hurt his foot and is out of school all week Teacher got jumped by a gang on Friday night … Continue reading
Posted in León, Peace Corps, Teaching, Travel Tagged assistant principal, baroque, beach, Copa del Mundo, Copa Mundial, culture, El Repliegue, El Sauce, elementary, elementary school, Esteli, Germany, high school, hot sauce, León, Managua, mar, Masaya, multi-age, National Teachers' Day, Nicaragua, ocean, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, playa, primary, primary school, principal, remedial, Repliegue, retreat, sand, school, secondary, secondary school, teacher, Teachers' Day, USA, USA vs. Germany, withdrawal, World Cup 6 Comments
When I got home from Laguna Asososca on Saturday there was a cultural event in the central square in León. They try to do two cultural events a month, which I think is great. This time the municipality of Nagarote … Continue reading
Before I had gone to Chiapas I spent a week staying with my friends Mariel, Miguel, and Rafael in Querétaro, which is the largest city in the Bajío. The Bajío is an old colonial part of Mexico north of Mexico City, renowned by … Continue reading
Posted in Photography, Pre-Service, Travel Tagged architecture, basilica, Bernal, camp, Camp Shohola, cathedral, Catholic, Catholicism, church, cinema, culture, friends, friendship, Guanajuato, La Parroquia, Mexico, monolith, ruins, San Miguel de Allende, science fiction, Shohola, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Toltec 1 Comment