icefog.org

the world according to bob

icefog.org header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

El Guapo Turns 26(7)

March 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Today is my last day in Nicaragua. The past few days have been a little crazy but fun. After spending a few days in Granda, we decided to head to Corn Island, located in the Carribean Sea. We originally wanted to go there for New Years, but the timing did not work out. This trip […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Nicaragua · Travel

A couple days in Granda

March 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

The past couple days we have been in Granda.  We were here early in December. It is a very beautiful city. I am very glad we made a return visit.  I now have less than a week left in Nicaragua – it is hard to believe I have been here for 4 months.

[Read more →]

Tags: Life · Nicaragua · Travel

<1 (week) and done!! -- Grupo Fenix, Final Part

March 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

Success! The wind generator is up in the air, producing a (wee) bit of electricity, changing with the wind directions, and stopping when wind speeds are too high (to avoid snapping the blades). I am very proud and satisfied with all this. I have received a few emails wondering if I am just completely frustrated […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Grupo Fenix · Nicaragua · Travel

Moving along

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

A lot has happened and not much has happened in the past weeks since my last post.  The big news is that our little wind generator actually produced a bit of electricity on Thursday afternoon.  It was actually working on Tuesday, but WE (the ¨collective we¨which very much means ¨me¨) placed it on the side […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Grupo Fenix · Life · Nicaragua · Travel

Yikes!!!

February 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

The hot water shower at the hotel in Estelí. Finding a hot water shower in Nicaragua is a pretty rare thing. I managed to see a bit of a spark (inside the head) when trying to turn down the heat. Definitely a bit more exciting than I like my showers to be. The other yikes: […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Grupo Fenix · Nicaragua · Travel

Bad TV is not exclusively American

January 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Every night at 7:00, immediately after the evening news, my family (along with most everyone else that has a TV) sits down to watch a TV Novela (soap opera) titled, ¨Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso.¨ This translates to ¨without boobs, there is no paradise.´   No more commentary needed…

[Read more →]

Tags: Nicaragua · Travel

Anybody care for some road side chicken? aka Grupo Fenx – Part 2

January 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

The next chapter of the of the Grupo Fenix experience has now begun – volunteering. This week, the first of eight, was spent trying to figure out what we are exactly going to be doing here. In the original planning, I thought we would be learning how to build and then be installing solar panels […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Grupo Fenix · Nicaragua · Travel

Three in a row!

January 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yesterday we took a break from Managua and spent the day in Leon and then traveled 20 minutes to Poneloya Beach. These two places combined with the Pearl Cayes last week make 3 places in a row that I would like to visit again. Leon is a really nice city, centered on a church and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Nicaragua · Travel