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Tag Archives: Spanish
Sometimes words in my native language become far more illustrative when I learn a related word in Spanish. Today, the word pulverize ascends to this new lofty height. Pulverize literally means to reduce to fine particles. Colloquially, we use it to … Continue reading
Posted in León Tagged dry season, dust, dust storm, English, language, Latin, León, meaning, native language, Nicaragua, polvo, pulverize, sand, sand storm, Spanish, wind Leave a comment
Where’d I Go?
In a word, nowhere. It has been a few weeks since I last made a post on this blog (I’ve put up quite a few posts on my economics blog though). The reason for my blogging absence is nothing less … Continue reading
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National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition
Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Teaching Tagged camp, Camp Shohola, conference center, electric keyboard, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial spirit, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship competition, Entrepreneurship Congress, Esteli, hotel, hotel and conference center, keyboard, Managua, motivated, motivation, music pedal, networking, Nicaragua, pedal, Shohola, Spanish, tea Leave a comment
How I Learned Spanish
Peace Corps FAQ
I know that people have a lot of questions about Peace Corps and Peace Corps life, so hopefully I cover the majority of your questions here. How long will I be here? All Volunteers have three months of training and … Continue reading
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Today was the small business competition for training, and my group got first place! There were six teams and our jelly brought home the gold for San Juan de Oriente. The competition was stiff too. The other products were: Natural … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Training Tagged business, competition, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, jalea, jelly, kids, Nicaragua, PB & J, PB&J, peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly, Spanish, youth Leave a comment
Making Smoothies with Nicaraguan Teenagers
As part of our youth business group’s attempt to commercialize healthy smoothies in a very short eight week window: I believe that their final recipe includes bananas, papaya, orange juice, and water mellon.
Posted in Peace Corps, Training Tagged batidos, Faro de Luz, jovenes, Masaya, milk shakes, Nicaragua, private school, San Juan de Oriente, secondary school, smoothies, Spanish, teenagers, youth Leave a comment
I have been in Nicaragua since last Wednesday. However, I only really felt like I got here on Saturday when I arrived at my host family in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya. Before that we were at a hotel in … Continue reading
Posted in Peace Corps, Travel Tagged Masaya, Nicaragua, Peace Corps, San Juan de Oriente, Small Business Development, Spanish, training, US Peace Corps 2 Comments