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Working with the rural tourism cooperative was one of my biggest business advising project, one of the most challenging, and absolutely one of my favorites. I chronicled the whole saga when I left Nicaragua in May. I’m lucky to have … Continue reading
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Wondering what a “bad week” in the Peace Corps looks like? Look no further. I had a bad week. It didn’t suck. I’m not miserable. It was just blah. Things didn’t go my way. I went into this week hoping … Continue reading
Not much happened on day four after I got back from Nevis, but day five was a pleasant day trip. The pilots (my brother’s co-workers) got tipped off by Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) and Andrew Zimmerman (Bizarre Foods) about a “pork … Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Zimmerman, Anthony Bourdain, Bizarre Foods, Caguas, central highlands, Guavate, lechon, lechonera, municipal development, museums, No Reservations, pigs, pork, pork highway, Puerto Rico, road trip, tobacco, tourism
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This is a story of poverty, development and progress. It starts 50 – 40 years ago. Nicaragua has always been ‘too far from heaven and too close to hell.’ At first, this hell was Spain and its brutal colonial system. … Continue reading
There is nothing like the sweet taste of working on a project, planning, communicating, seeing it through, executing, and feeling a sense of success at the other end. Back on Ometepe I was introduced to Marco, from Mateare. He works … Continue reading
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Tagged boat ride, boat tour, boat trip, bucket list, community tourism, island, lake, Lake Managua, León, logistics, Managua, Mateare, project, project management, sustainable tourism, tour, tour guide, tourism, tourism development, volcano
One of my best friends in Nicaragua is Ruben. He is a fellow Volunteer, and lives in the town of Achuapa. It is in the northern reaches of the Department of León. He closes his service on October 27, and … Continue reading
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Tagged Achuapa, agricultural tourism, agro-tourism, camp, coffee, day off, friend, friends, friendship, grapes, hibiscus, hiking, León, logistics, Pennsylvania, sesame, solar system, summer nights, tahini, tourism, wine
I know a lot of people that love traveling and want to visit as many countries in the world as possible. They have a list and they are checking it off. And I will admit that I do find the … Continue reading
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Tagged alumni, Blue Hens, Boaco, City of Two Stories, clean water supply, coffee, Delaware, hike, hiking, hill, hills, logistics, municipal water supply, pollution, tourism, U of D, U of Delaware, UD, University of Delaware, water, water supply, waterfall
With the exception of some presentations made at one of my schools a few weeks ago, today was the first day of High School Entrepreneurship Competition Season, 2015. This week the students at my largest high school will be presenting … Continue reading
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Tagged A/C, air conditioning, Apoyeque, business plan, Captain Kirk, competition, computer lab, death, diary, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship competition, family, hammock, hammocks, Kirk, Managua, Mateare, Momotombito, Momotombo, mourning, Nicaragua, oral presentation, presentation, public speaking, sardonic, Spock, Star Trek, technology, technology in education, tourism, video blog, video log, vlog