Tag Archives: Jinotega

Practicum Week

Around this time last year I was sent north to Jinotega for a Volunteer Visit with then Small Business Development Volunteer Hannah (she is now a Returned PC Volunteer in the US, meaning she completed her two years of service). … Continue reading

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Macizo Peñas Blancas

After an overnight respite in Matagalpa last Saturday, Aaron and I headed further north to Macizo Peñas Blancas. Macizo means massif in Spanish. Peñas Blancas roughly translates to White Cliffs. I believe the national park is aptly named: The ridge of cliffs … Continue reading

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Epiphytes

Epiphyte – a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rain forests Back in January when I was bumming around Chiapas I … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Mother, Even Though She Isn’t the Point

First of all, I need to expose Barney’s deep, dark secret for once and for all, so the world can know the truth about him:   The following is a censored version of my tirade after watching the series finale … Continue reading

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Coffeelandía

This week I am in Jinotega, Jinotega, the capital of the coldest and wettest Nicaraguan department. April is a hot and dry month in Nicaragua in general, so despite being cooler than the rest of the country, which is sweltering … Continue reading

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