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Primeros Dias in Managua, Nicaragua

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Kathryn Macan

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El Baño

 Sign posted in a bathroom above toilet at a community center in Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Orine Feliz Orine Contento Pero Por Favor Orine Adentro read more

Richard Sitler

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The Generosity of Strangers

    Photo caption: Ciro Daniel Zeledon and Danielka M. Zeledon talk with Peace Corps Response volunteer Ranae DeSouza at the MaLourdes Zeledon Centero in the Costado Norte Parque Dario Matagalpa. The Zeledon's have hosted several Peace Corps trainees in their home.      I am sure it has been written ... read more

Richard Sitler

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New blog-sorry!

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Greer Aeschbury

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Nicaragua’s noise epidemic: how I hated it, gave into it, and began to love it

Today is band day in Granada. Marching bands from across the city and county march into Granada’s stadium to compete for the honor of regional champion, an honor that will catapult them to the national championships in Managua. It seems as though all of Granada pours to the stadium to ... read more

Megan Kimble

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Feel No Pain

Written 21-3-08 Yesterday my iPod was stolen. At first I completely freaked out, not just that someone had stolen it, but also invaded my space in a hostel dorm room. For a traveler, we have an almost non-existent personal space bubble...only our backpacks and our beds for the night, and ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Sacreligion at it's Best

Written 16-3-08 I just got back from church. Today is Palm Sunday. I woke up to church bells ringing in my mind. My most appropriate outfitt is a long, white skirt, a long tank top, and a scarf around my shoulders. I set out, following the bells, as if they ... read more

Rachel Holan

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San Isidro Five-Star Resort

Written 13-3-08 Yesterday was a long day. To start, Andy and I dragged our lazy asses out of bed at 4:00 am. We stayed at this dodgy hotel connected to the bus station in San Salvador, and were warned the night before by the armed guard at the front door ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Packing

Wear what sheep wear

Richard Sitler

31 Jul 2009

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Here is some packing advice for the mist-shrouded Jinotenga region of Nicaragua (or any cool, rainy place, for that matter). I am stealing the line from Grant of Rivendell Bicycle Works: "Wear what sheep wear." And that is wool. In Jinotenga, it rains off and on most days, and today it just poured. It gets rather cool here as well. Traveling in Central America I go from hot places to cool and rainy places quite a bit. Wool is great because it keeps you warm even if it is wet. It dries quickly when it does get wet. You can wear the same wool socks over and over and they never seem to stink. Wool keeps you warm when it is cold and keeps you cool when it is hot. It does this because it is natural and it breathes.

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