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Des-pe-di-da: (n) a goodbye party

A despedida is a goodbye party. To despedir someone is to say goodbye. This is what I’ve been doing for the last month.  The next few posts will document all the goodbyes I’ve been having, and —por fin (finally!)– you’ll get … Continue reading

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A Life, Changed.

Or a culinary life, rather. Campo ovens.  I had heard the term thrown around amongst volunteers.  It seemed to be some mythical structure that involved a brick and something about a pot.  I envisioned an oven made out of adobe … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Nicaragua

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  So when I Skyped with my family on Thanksgiving day, and they placed the computer at the head of table so that the food was within my visual range, yet I couldn’t touch it, and … Continue reading

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How To Eat an Orange

I’ve been eating oranges my whole life, and as such, have experienced oranges in many forms: from cold, fresh slices during the half-time of a soccer game, which we sucked down eagerly as the excess juice dripped down our sweaty … Continue reading

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Big Time

Well, we did it; we’ve made it to the big time.  Hold your applause. Alison, Sam, and I started a radio show in our town.  The name of our show is called Hablando un Mismo Idioma (Speaking the Same Language). … Continue reading

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Fresco-in-a-Bag

One of my favorite aspects of Nica cuisine is the fresco-in-a-bag.  A fresco is any home-made drink, ranging from an endless combination of fresh fruit and vegetable juices (for example, watermelon and pineapple juice or carrot and orange juice), as … Continue reading

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The Big Ranch

There was a bit of confusion on Friday morning. The Partera told Anna that the bus from La Dalia to Rancho Grande departs at 5:30 am, while others told me various times between 6:00 and 8:00 am.  To be safe, … Continue reading

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