Tag Archives: ocean

Pizza & Art

About an hour south of León there is a small sea-side fishing town called El Tránsito. And ten years ago, a an American woman founded a center called “El Tránsito Centro de Artes,” or “El Tránsito Arts Center,” (ETCA) in … Continue reading

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Rural Business Advising

On three occasions now, while talking about financial goals, savings, and loans, I have had participants draw their financial goals. I thought of the activity because I have been working with two cooperatives whose members have low education levels and … Continue reading

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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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Surprise!

Most unfortunately, two of my site-mates, Joanna and Isabel, are leaving Nicaragua in April and May, respectively. Our friend and Isabel’s host cousin, Jeniffer, came up with the idea to throw them a joint surprise despedida (going away party). The plan was … Continue reading

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Redbeard the Pirate

Who knew that there were submerged rocks at Playa Roca Beach? Yesterday we were at the beach and an innocent body surf turned into quite the ordeal. Isabel, Mari, and I were swept up against a submerged rock. In my … Continue reading

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Fish

Do you know that there is a sushi restaurant in León? For inexplicable reasons it is called Manhattan, and it isn’t bad. And I can imagine that they get their fish at the Mercadito of Sutiava, one of the four markets … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Beach

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. Internet went out during a thunderstorm Monday night and it just came back this afternoon. Tomorrow I’m bringing my Lions’ Pride to the farther-out third beach of León, Salinas Grandes. We may stay the … Continue reading

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