Tag Archives: Esteli

At a Crossroads

Every year the Peace Corps has a series of regional meetings on Safety & Security. The León/Chinandega meeting was last week while I was on Ometepe, so the Peace Corps kindly asked me to attend the meeting in Estelí. The meeting … Continue reading

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What Now?

The National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition is over. The school year is all but over. The wonders of Matagalpa have been explored. Thanksgiving has been had at the Ambassador’s Residence. What now? What do I do, with respect to work, … Continue reading

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National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition

Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … 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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Transportation in Nicaragua

  I’ll never complain about Port Authority ever once I get back from Nicaragua. Infrastructure here is poor, to say the least. The main form of transportation in Nicaragua is by bus. And there is no website you can easily … Continue reading

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Estelí, Take Two

Estelí is one of a few natural meeting points for the members of Peace Corps group. It is a big city with a lot of bus connections in the north of the country. And we have a lot of Volunteers … Continue reading

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School Vacation

There has not been any school this week because of a week long school vacation. I’ve taken this week as an opportunity to try to expand my network and meet as many people as possible. I literally have a list … Continue reading

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Estelí, Estelí

Last week I mentioned that I hoped to go to the city of Estelí this week to visit my friend and watch the USA match with him. My schedule just managed to work, so I was able to make it. First, … Continue reading

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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

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