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Epilogue: The Saga of Telica

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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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The Saga of Telica

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One of my main business advising projects was the rural tourism cooperative at Telica Volcano. I’ve written some articles about them that I am quite fond of, so I will not rehash all of the details here. Bottom line: I love working … Continue reading

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What a Bad Week Looks Like

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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

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Puerto Rico: Day Five

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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Unholy Trinity of Public Land Management

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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

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Momotombito

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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Achuapa

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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The City of Two Stories

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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Competition Season 2015, Part 1

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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