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[Apologies for the lack of pictures and videos. The internet is very slow on the island and I don’t particularly want to be up past midnight tonight uploading files. I will add the photos and videos when I am back … Continue reading
My former-but-always-and-forever-in-the-cuadra-of-my-heart site-mate Isabel is traveling through South America at the moment, and reading her blog is bringing back excellent memories of my short time in Ecuador, studying abroad in the winter of 2009. In particular, Isabel was recently in … Continue reading
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
Things are still rumbling in Telica. I was there last Monday. At that time there hadn’t been an eruption for 24 hours, but things acted up again later in the week and have not ceased. The super-heated boulders that are … Continue reading
A few disasters, natural and otherwise, have reared up around the Occidente this week, each affecting my projects. I’ve written before about the incidence of disasters here and the vulnerability of the population. Luckily, so far these have been minor … Continue reading
When my parents visited, I characterized them as being like children. They had no idea what was going on and always needed to be told what to do (as well as have things translated into Spanish for them). I realize … Continue reading
Our first stop after getting to León was Cosigüina Volcano. Cosigüina used to be the tallest volcano in Nicaragua. Then somewhere between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago it blew up, and now it is a short crater with a lake in the … Continue reading
There’s a l0t of moon action this weekend. Saturday night is the first night of Passover, which astronomically guarantees a full moon. Full moons are a big deal here in León because many tour companies offer full moon volcano hikes, … Continue reading