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Playa Gigante

On New Year’s Eve at the airport, after busing in from León, I bid farewell to my parents, who had been in Nicaragua since December 17, and picked up my friends, a grand ‘ole party of six: My best friend, … Continue reading

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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

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La Gritería Chiquita

Quién causa tanta alegría? La Asunción de María! Que viva La Virgen! Viva! Yesterday was the Gritería Chiquita in León (as opposed to the big Gritería, on December 7th). Basically, it is Halloween, but in León. The story goes that 67 years ago … Continue reading

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Semana Santa – Not As Holy As It Sounds

Nicaraguans call the week leading up to Easter Sunday Semana Santa. It has nothing to do with Christmas, and there are no bunnies, colored eggs, or fat men in red jump suits. It is a week of vacation. There is … Continue reading

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