Tag Archives: Mexico

Playa Gigante

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

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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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Quite a Year

I applied to the Peace Corps back in the late summer of 2012. Getting from then to Nicaragua in March 2014 is a case-study in bureaucratic incompetence that I won’t get into right now. But things got interesting one year ago … Continue reading

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Political Encyclopedia of Nicaragua

Africa – Not the continent that Nicragua is in Central America – Now we’re talking Ortega, Daniel – A leader of the victorious Sandinistas against the American supported Somoza dictatorship, current President of Nicaragua Murillo, Rosario – The First Lady. … Continue reading

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US Immigration Policy Hurts People That Are Not Just in the USA

I know that in the US there is a lot of debate (or a lot of consternation about the lack thereof in Congress) about how to improve US immigration policy, but in only a month of being in Nicaragua I’ve … Continue reading

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Guanajuato

I wanted to make one more post about my trip to Mexico, specifically about the city of Guanajuato. Guanajuato is a large city in Guanajuato state, built across some hills and dry riverbeds. I only had half a day to … Continue reading

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La Patria Maya

I love visiting ancient Mayan cities. I don’t know why, but I absolutely love it. I love exploring every nook and cranny of the sites and climbing to the top of all of the buildings. I’ve been to La Patria … Continue reading

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El Bajío

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

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Chiapas

The second half of my trip to Mexico I spent in the southeastern most state of the country, Chiapas. Chiapas is inhabited by many indigenous people. Some of them don’t speak Spanish. They speak native languages. And the Chiapans, on … Continue reading

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Mexico

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I just returned from a two week trip to Mexico. It was great! I’ll be making some other posts about the highlights of the trip, but I wanted to put some pen to paper tonight. There wasn’t a day that I … Continue reading

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