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Tag Archives: rum
Back in May I wrote a brief ethical examination on Nicaraguan rum. The problem is that the workers in the sugar cane (sugar cane being the main ingredient in rum) fields are dying of kidney failure at very young ages. So … Continue reading
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
I’m not one to typically commemorate anniversaries. I just don’t see why simply having making it around the sun again is such a big deal. However, having given up my chance to self-congratulate my blog on its 100th post, I’m taking … Continue reading
Something that happens from time to time to Volunteers in Nicaragua is getting “Nica kidnapped” or “Nicanapped.” It is when a Nicaraguan invites you to do something, and it the total ordeal takes exponentially longer than you expected. I got … Continue reading
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
As I said on Friday, I had a lot planned for this past weekend. On Friday night I went to a baroque music concert at the fanciest hotel in León. I haven’t been converted into a baroque music fan, but … Continue reading
Just north of my site, León, is the department of Chinandega (it gets even hotter than León in Chinandega – I have once heard it referred to as the devil’s anus, as opposed to León, which is just “the furnace”). In the … Continue reading