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Entries Tagged as 'Grupo Fenix'

<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 […]

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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 […]

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Tags: Grupo Fenix · Life · Nicaragua · Travel


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: […]

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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 […]

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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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Tags: Grupo Fenix · Nicaragua