merry christmas and last days in central america
I wish all of you a merry christmas and peaceful holidays with your beloved ones. We miss you here!
¡Que les vaya bien!
Right now we are in León/Nicaragua and we decided to spend Christmas Eve here when we came here from Granada where we stayed for two days after leaving Honduras but we didn´t really like it. So we ended up in a lai...
The Life of the Innocents
Today I am overcome by the poverty around me. Before, I knew that the kids I worked with lived in poverty, in unsanitary conditions, with scarce resources and sometimes not enough food. But it was an abstract idea, something I could push out of my head because I hadn’t seen the concrete reality. Today I saw it.
I’ve known Gladys for the last two...
A Typical Nica Life
This morning I went with Carmen (the graduate practicum student here) to visit Yadira and her family. Carmen needed to meet with Yadira’s 14 year-old aunt about some school things, and I just wanted to see where and how Yadira and her family lived.
Yadira lives in the neighborhood of Sutiaba, originally a town of indigenous Indians. The Spanish d...
It's Teacher's Day in Nicaragua!!
Monday is La Dia de La Maestra (Teacher’s Day). But, since they all get that day off, and we have a conference for the teachers tomorrow, we celebrated today with a big party. The students all sang (well kind of…) and signed a song to their teachers. Then, Byron and Yadira (who both have some hearing) danced together to some salsa music. It was so a...