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Return to Nicaragua – Part 2

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This is the second part of a two part blog post on my recent return trip to Nicaragua; my first trip back since I completed my service. Check out Part 1 here. One place in Nicaragua I could never convince … Continue reading

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Dormant, not Dead

 

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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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León Viejo

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León is the oldest city in Nicaragua, but it has not continuously occupied the same location. In 1610 it moved to its current location from what is known as León Viejo or León-Imabite (Imabite being the Spanish pronunciation of the … Continue reading

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A Goodbye to Cerro Negro

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Volcano Logistics

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I’m sure that before long it will be time for me to write wrap-up articles about my time in Nicaragua and one of those may be a list of the volcanoes that I climbed and did various other activities on … 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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Back to Nicaragua

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So I leave for 12 days and Nicaragua’s iconic Momotombo Volcano erupts, complete with a glowing lava flow, for the first time in 110 years! I can’t believe I missed it. By the day I was flying home the eruption … 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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