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La Asunción de María

It’s been a whole year already. Today was the Gritería Chiquita again. Legend has it that 67 years ago (or maybe 68, but who’s counting anyway?) Cerro Negro volcano had been erupting for 15 straight days, the roofs couldn’t support … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan Folk Music

Five posts in five days. Here is the last one. It was a good and fun-filled-fun packed week. Over the last two months León (which I will never tire of lauding for its quality and frequent offerings of cultural events) … Continue reading

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Momotombo

Momotombo is basically the national symbol of Nicaragua. It is a perfectly shaped conical volcano on the banks of Lake Managua. It is the centerpiece of the national emblem of Nicaragua. I don’t know what inspirations Tolkien took for Mt. … Continue reading

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How I Learned Spanish

This song:

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Achuapa

This weekend brought me to the farthest reaches of my department to the town of Achuapa, where two Volunteers live, Mary, a Health Volunteer who came to country in my group, and Ruben, an Environment Volunteer from the group prior … Continue reading

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Nica Music

I filmed this little clip at an event in the park in León last weekend. It is quintessential music that is popular in Nicaragua right now:

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Sounds of the Times

As I was writing my last post and complaining about some music I endured today, I was thinking that I actually do like a lot of the music down here. I’m really getting into some of the Latin music. And … Continue reading

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Día de Los Maestros

Día de Los Maestros is National Teachers’ Day, and it is tomorrow, Sunday June 29, in Nicaragua. Classes are cancelled on Monday to observe the holiday, and most classes were cancelled on Thursday as well so that the kids could … Continue reading

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The St. Kilda Festival

The last trip I am taking before heading off to Nicaragua for the Peace Corps is Australia. Although I was here a year ago, my really good friends Catherine and Luke live here, plus it is a fun place with … Continue reading

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