Tag Archives: Matagalpa

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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Semana Santa, Take Two

Last year I was less than thrilled with my first Semana Santa in Nicaragua. This year, despite being tempted to hide in my room or flee the country, I will be receiving my brother instead. Come to think of it, … Continue reading

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What Now?

The National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition is over. The school year is all but over. The wonders of Matagalpa have been explored. Thanksgiving has been had at the Ambassador’s Residence. What now? What do I do, with respect to work, … Continue reading

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A Requiem for Matagalpa

This last week and a half I’ve felt like I’m back at my old job. Last Monday I pulled a round trip to Managua to work on a few talks I would be giving later in the week. On Tuesday I … Continue reading

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#SimbaInMatagalpa

Matagalpa http://t.co/SQ5Pn9c1Qb — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 17, 2014 Hostel in Matagalpa is booked for Friday and Saturday nights #SimbaInMatagalpa — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 19, 2014 If all goes well #SimbaInMatagalpa tomorrow — Eric Insler (@EricInsler) November 21, 2014 … Continue reading

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Matagalpa

One of the departments of Nicaragua is named Matagalpa, and it is chock full o’ Volunteers. It is north of León and is fairly mountainous. This is the land and the hills that crawled with Sandinista rebels and then contra fighters … Continue reading

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Update on the Bucket List

I’ve been hard at work scratching items off of my and Joanna’s León/Occidente Bucket List: Isla Juan Venado Salinas Grandes Beach Volcan Cosigüina Volcan San Cristobal Volcan Telica Momotombo Momotombito Nagarote León Viejo Jiquilillo Beach Wetlands of Chinandega Climb the Cathedral … Continue reading

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Transportation in Nicaragua

  I’ll never complain about Port Authority ever once I get back from Nicaragua. Infrastructure here is poor, to say the least. The main form of transportation in Nicaragua is by bus. And there is no website you can easily … Continue reading

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