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Lunar Eclipse

There’s a l0t of moon action this weekend. Saturday night is the first night of Passover, which astronomically guarantees a full moon. Full moons are a big deal here in León because many tour companies offer full moon volcano hikes, … Continue reading

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Frustration Rant

Having just published a post I ended by writing, “I could go on and keep talking about the minutiae of the school system here, but I see myself drifting into a frustration rant, so I think I will leave it … Continue reading

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Nagarote

Nagarote is a town halfway in between León and Managua. It is on the far side of Lake Managua (with Managua being on the near side). I went there today with my soon to depart site-mate, Chelsea, who used to … Continue reading

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My Lion’s Pride

For anyone wondering, León means Lion in Spanish. And I am the first male Volunteer in León for about three years. All of the other Volunteers have been female. So that kind of makes me a self-proclaimed lion king. Yea, I’m … Continue reading

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Competition Season Update

So we lost four days of school last week, but we’re back today. The biggest loss though as a result of last Monday night’s earthquake was my municipal competition, originally slated for this past Friday. It is now going to … 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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Summer in America, Winter in Nicaragua

July is known as a “winter” month in Nicaragua, even though Nicaragua is in the same hemisphere as the USA, where we know July as high summer. I put winter in quotes though because it isn’t winter as we know … Continue reading

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Laguna Asososca

Today I ventured to Laguna Asososca with my site mate Lauren and her roommate Leah. From León it was a bus ride to La Paz Centro, which is another municipality in the department of León, much closer to Managua. It is … Continue reading

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Nicaragua’s Vulnerability

Nicaragua is pretty much tied for being the second poorest country in the Americas. Haiti takes the crown, with Nicaragua and Bolivia right behind. And Nicaragua holds this unfortunate distinction in large part due to civil wars in the 70’s … Continue reading

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León, León

This last week  I visited my permanent site of León, León. It was very very hot. The second hottest place in Nicaragua, in fact. Like sitting in place, not moving a muscle, yet still sweating so much your shirt is … Continue reading

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