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Tag Archives: friends
Do We Have to Go Shoes Shopping?
Last year, when I was on the final leg of my pre-Peace Corps Round-the-World Use All the Points You Acquired While Consulting Before They Expire Tour in Australia, my friends Mel and Kathy decided to take me on a beach … Continue reading
Posted in Incidents of Travel Past Tagged Australia, beach, Cinderella, friends, gold, Italy, peninsula, rugged, shoes, shopping, Sorento Leave a comment
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
Posted in Travel Tagged bay, beach, billionaire, Carlos Pellas, cove, firecrackers, fireworks, Flor de Cana, friend, friends, friendship, Gigante, Guacalito, León, logger head, logger head turtle, loggerhead, loggerhead turtle, mackerel, Mexico, Mukul, New Years, New Years Eve, Nicaragua, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, palapa, palaperos, Pellas, Playa Gigante, Playa Redonda, Redonda Bay, Rivas, rum, San Juan de Oriente, sea turtle, snorkel, snorkeling, Tola, turtle, turtle egg, turtle eggs, viejo 1 Comment
When North is to the South in Hungary
Before I jump into the story I want you to imagine a dark, dilapidated train station deep behind the Iron Curtain in the 70’s. You’re going to need this mental image later in the story. In May/June 2012 I took … Continue reading
Posted in Incidents of Travel Past Tagged Berlin, Budapest, camp, Camp Shohola, EasyJet, friend, friends, frienship, Germany, hostel, Hungary, iron curtain, Shohola, Soviet Union, train, train station 3 Comments
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
Posted in León Tagged Africa, earthquake, earthquake selfie, earthquake selfies, friend, friends, León, lion, Lion King, Lion's Pride, pride, pride of lions, pumba, selfies, timon, Timon and Pumba 7 Comments
My Host Family
My friends and family ask me about my host family a lot, so I figured I would just make a post about them. There are five permanent members of the household: Doña Evelyn, in her sixties I would say, lawyer, works … Continue reading
Posted in León, Peace Corps Tagged dog, familia anfitriona, family, father, friend, friends, grandaughter, grandmother, host family, León, maid, mother, Nicaragua, parent, parents 1 Comment
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
Posted in Peace Corps Tagged Nicaragua, beach, friends, friendship, Delaware, US, Managua, earthquake, earthquakes, USA, United States of America, school, drought, hurricane, terremoto, temblor, US of A, airport, Arthur, Hurricane Arthur, beaches, Delaware Beaches, temblores, terremotos, July 4th, 4th of July, July Fourth, Fourth of July, Independence Day, America, friend, mafia, card, cards, card game, cards game, winter, summer, rain, season, seasons 5 Comments
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
Eric B. Insler will be out of the office until… Forever!
Today was my last day with EY. It was sad. I don’t know the next time I will see all of my co-workers who have become so familiar over the last few years. Last night they had a dinner for … Continue reading
Posted in Pre-Service, Work Tagged environment, Ernst & Young, EY, friends, friendship, health, Work Leave a comment