Tag Archives: Masaya

San Juan de Oriente

Not the best of videos, so I’ll embellish a bit. After the GMAT on Friday, I headed back to my training town for the weekend. It was rainy and cool, which for a Leones like me right now is like … Continue reading

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Ometepe Island

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

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Blenvy

When we moved into our training towns way back in March, I was in a nice house in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya. The other Trainees in my town were Ryan, Jessica, and Rosendo. Jessica’s host mother, Eveling, was a … Continue reading

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Peace Corps FAQ

I know that people have a lot of questions about Peace Corps and Peace Corps life, so hopefully I cover the majority of your questions here.  How long will I be here? All Volunteers have three months of training and … 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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Making Smoothies with Nicaraguan Teenagers

As part of our youth business group’s attempt to commercialize healthy smoothies in a very short eight week window: I believe that their final recipe includes bananas, papaya, orange juice, and water mellon.

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A Day in the Life of a Small Business Development (“Pequeños Negocios”) Trainee in Nicaragua

                7:00 AM – Wake up to the alarm on my phone* Shower (cold) and shave (often without a mirror, and it is very hard to clean the razor blade because there isn’t … Continue reading

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Nicaragua

I have been in Nicaragua since last Wednesday. However, I only really felt like I got here on Saturday when I arrived at my host family in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya. Before that we were at a hotel in … Continue reading

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