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Tag Archives: Granada
Where’d I Go?
In a word, nowhere. It has been a few weeks since I last made a post on this blog (I’ve put up quite a few posts on my economics blog though). The reason for my blogging absence is nothing less … Continue reading
Posted in Books, León, Peace Corps, Training, Work Tagged Academy Awards, Battle of Five Armies, Birdman, blizzard, blog, blogs, Boyhood, Cerro Negro, cooperative, Dissent, economics, El Hoyo, engineering, engineering school, entrepreneurship, finance, financial education, grammar, Granada, Grand Budapest Hotel, health, Jacobin, Las Pilas, León, LGB, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQA, North Korea, Northeast, Oscars, Out in the Dark, rural tourism, Spanish, teacher training, teaching, Telica, The Academy Awards, The Atlantic, The Battle of Five Armies, The Economist, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hobbit, The Interview, The New Yorker, The Oscars, tourism, university, volcano, volcanoes, Why Nations Fail 1 Comment
Around a week ago I explained my relative blogging hiatus through the occasion of a vacation – my parents and friends were consecutively in Nicaragua. I’ve just completed a series of posts about the stops on my trip, and I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Tagged El Castillo, Granada, León, Managua, Nicaragua, Ometepe, Ometepe Island, Playa Gigante, Rio San Juan, Rivas, Tola, Travel, traveling, trip, vacation 1 Comment
The Lion’s Den
After showing my parents Colonial Disney World, it was only fitting for me to bring them to the Lion’s Den, León. On our agenda were: The boiling mud pits of San Jacinto (some of my mom’s photos below) Going up … Continue reading
Posted in León, Travel, Vlog Tagged beach, boiling mud, Bruce Springsteen, cathedral, fumaroles, Granada, León, lion, lions, Lions' Den, Managua, mid pits, museum, New Years Eve, playa, Ruben Dario, Springsteen, The Boss 4 Comments
Traveling with Children in Colonial Disney World
After leaving Ometepe Island, my parents and I continued on to the colonial city of Granada. This was my second trip to Granada, and being a resident of León and having just come from Ometepe, I formulated some comparisons between … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Tagged art, coffee, colonial, colonial city, Disney, Disney Land, Disney World, dreadlocks, Granada, Grananda, hike, hiking, hippie, hippies, islands, Isletas, Isletas de Granada, Las Isletas, León, Mombacho, museum, Ometepe, Ometepe Island, pre-Columbian, pre-Columbian art, statue, statues, tourism, traveling with kids, volcano, Volcano Mombacho, Zapatera, Zapatera Island 5 Comments
After an interminable 11 hours on a ferry from Río San Juan that I could have swam faster than, my parents and I arrived at 1:30 AM on Ometepe Island. Ometepe is made of two imposing volcanoes jutting out of … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Tagged Christmas, cigars, coffee, ferry, Granada, Lake Nicaragua, Masaya, Ometepe, Ometepe Island, petroglyphs, plantains, Rio San Juan, San Juan de Oriente, tobacco, volcano, volcanoes 4 Comments
With the school year over and everyone in Christmas mode here, I have been officially on vacation since the 17th. Now I know that one of the purposes of having a blog is for real-time updates, as opposed to righting … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Tagged Bartola, Bartola Base Camp, book, books, Catarina, Dan Brown, e-book, El Castillo, fiction, Granada, Inferno, Kindle, Laguna de Apoyo, León, New Years, New Years Eve, Nicaragua, non-fiction, novel, Ometepe, Ometepe Island, read, reading, Rio San Juan, river, San Carlos, San Juan de Oriente, San Juan River, Solentiname, Solentiname Islands, The Lost Symbol, This Town, vacation, visit 1 Comment
What Have I Been Up To?
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a post on my happenings, so I figure I would catch everyone up. For Small Business Development Volunteers, September and October are busy months. Any reader of my blog will know that … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Travel, Vlog Tagged business advising, business competition, cathedral, Catholic, Catholic church, church, competition, competitions, entrepreneurship, Granada, high school students, Nicaragua, Peace Coprs, school-wide competitions, Somoto, Somoto Canyon, students, teaching, U.S. Peace Corps, United States Peace Corps, US Peace Corps, volcano, volcanoes 8 Comments
Fake Gala in Granada
Granada is a small island in the Caribean that Ronal Reagan invaded in the 1980s. Depending on how you choose to remember this trip, it is either the story of how a young Peace Corps Volunteer from León traveled with his … Continue reading
Posted in Travel, Vlog Tagged #I'mBringingSassyBack, #TheBitchIsBack, American, Backyard Hostel, British, bull shark, Dutch, El Garden Cafe, French, Granada, island, islands, Joan Rivers, kvetching, Las Isletas, León, Managua, Mombacho, monkey, Nicaragua, pirates, Pirates of the Carribean, poor, review, rich, schmear, shark, The Garden Cafe, TripAdvisor, volcano, Yiddish 3 Comments
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
Posted in León, Peace Corps, Teaching, Training Tagged AIDS, canal, Captain Morgan, Caribbean, cathedral, church, churches, complain, Cuerpo de Paz, diet, earthquake, earthquakes, England, food, Granada, heat, history, HIV, hot, inter-oceanic canal, inter-oceanic canals, interoceanic canal, interoceanic canals, jalea, jelly, León, lion, Lion King, lions, Nicaragua, nutrition, obese, overweight, Panama Canal, Peace Corps, pirate, pirates, Rivas, rum, schools, Simba, Spain, teaching, US Peace Corps 3 Comments