~ pictures ~

The amount of pictures that I have taken so far in Nicaragua is, to say the least, disappointing. These are a few standouts - but first, some shots from the birthday party of Noah, the (now) six-year old cousin and rock star. ----------------------------- The pooped birthday boy with his equally pooped mother What mom wishes …

Looking Forward

Thursday morning, I sat in on a conversation in which seven or eight Nicaraguans - now all grandparents - shared their experiences during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and under the subsequent Sandanista socialist regime. As they talked about the triumph of the revolution, the honeymoon years of socialism in the early 1980s and the following …

Ometepe!

Thursday night, four of the volunteers decided that we needed a field trip: Matt from CO and Pepperdine, Heather from CA and USC, Allison from Houston and USC, and myself. With the help of a Nicaraguan guidebook, we chose La Isla de Ometepe - a double-volcanoed, figure-eight island on Lake Nicaragua, the largest body of …

Hola de Nicaragua!

Manna Project International Howdy, Ya'll (Que Tal?) If you don't like sweating, questionable water supplies, cold showers, bugs, or continual rice'n'beans, don't come to Nicaragua. However: If you like Latin American mansions full of college students and recent graduates, or learning another language, or eating chocolate-covered bananas, or tutoring children, or enjoying life at all, …

Contintental Shift

ÒHeeeeeeere Weeeeeeeee Gooooooo!Ó my father wrote on a May 10 email. My and Paavan KotiniÕs tickets to Kolkata, India, had been confirmed. Paavan and I had decided to wait until I made it back to the States on the 25th to figure out the rest of our transportation from Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar. We didnÕt get …