Tag Archives: volcano

Close Encounters of the Howler Monkey Kind

[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

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Machete-Wielding Hitchhikers on Active Volcanoes

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

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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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Telica Keeps on Rumbling

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

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Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

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

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One Day in the Campo

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Aaron in Nicaragua

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

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