Tag Archives: volcanoes

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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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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Ometepe Island

After an interminable 11 hours on a ferry from Río San Juan that I could have swam faster than, my parents and I arrived at 1:30 AM on Ometepe Island. Ometepe is made of two imposing volcanoes jutting out of … Continue reading

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Nagarote

Nagarote is a town halfway in between León and Managua. It is on the far side of Lake Managua (with Managua being on the near side). I went there today with my soon to depart site-mate, Chelsea, who used to … Continue reading

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What Have I Been Up To?

It’s been a while since I’ve put up a post on my happenings, so I figure I would catch everyone up. For Small Business Development Volunteers, September and October are busy months. Any reader of my blog will know that … Continue reading

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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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Free Time

An adage I heard a lot when I was coming into the Peace Corps, as well as from other Volunteers here in Nicaragua, is that Volunteers have a lot of free time, more than people would expect. I certainly have free … Continue reading

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Fun Filled Fun Weekend

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

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Semana Santa – Not As Holy As It Sounds

Nicaraguans call the week leading up to Easter Sunday Semana Santa. It has nothing to do with Christmas, and there are no bunnies, colored eggs, or fat men in red jump suits. It is a week of vacation. There is … Continue reading

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