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1.5 and counting

January 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

That is the average number of times per day I manage to bang my head, fall into a hole, and eat gallo pinto (rice and beans). The people here are quite short and most of the homes are custom made with low doorways and adobe bricks. The combination of short people, custom houses, and me […]

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Grupo Fenix – Part 1

January 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I am now in Savana Grande, located about 20 km south of Octotal and about 40 km south of Honduras.  It is a very small little village that will never be located on a map.  The community here is by far, with no doubt, the most friendly, warm, and caring people I have ever met.  […]

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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 […]

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Turning 40 in Pearl Lagoon

January 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

I guess I have to admit it, although I do not want to, that I am now 40 years old. The 40th one is one I think I will remember for quite a while though. After leaving La Fortuna, we traveled north back into Nicaragua to Pearl Lagoon. The travel was quite long as the […]

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Tags: holidays · Life · Nicaragua · Travel

The Costa Rica – La Fortuna Experience

December 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Costa Rica / La Fortuna experience is rapidly winding down. Tomorrow we will head off to Nicaragua, specifically San Carlos.  San Carlos is located at the southern end of Lake Nicaragua and will be our jumping off point to the Carribean Coast. Our stay in Costa Rica has been a bit disappointing.  Generally, Costa […]

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TED worthy

December 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This past weekend, I think I finally met a person truly worthy of giving a talk at the TED conference.  Paulette Goudge is an amazing person that is really living out her ideals.  In a nutshell, she originally arrived in Nicaragua in the 1980´s during the revolution. Afterward, she adopted a war child, moved back […]

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Daily life in Nicaragua

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off

My daily life is now settling into a fairly constant and new routine.  I usually wake up between 6-6:30 and study, eat breakfast, go to class between 8-12, eat/relax for an hour, participate in the school activity in the afternoon (1:45 – 5), eat some more, study (usually in a quiet bar along the beach), […]

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Thanksgiving Day Pics

November 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have managed to place a handful of pictures from San Juan del Sur into the image gallery. I have to admit I am more than a bit confused trying get everything done with a windows machine – no gimp, no ftp, no this, no that. I am pretty lost without a linux box nearby. […]

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Tags: Life · Nicaragua · Travel