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Entries from January 2009

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…

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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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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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