Category Archives: Blogging Abroad Challenge

#MyTown – Photo Challenge

September’s Photo Challenge from Blogging Abroad helped us focus in our our town – Estelí, Estelí.  While our other photos are from all around Nicaragua, this challenge was completed just with pictures from our site. May these photos give you a glimpse into the beauty, complexity, and wonder that is Estelí.


 


Blogging Abroad Photo Challenge:
#MyTown

Blogging Abroad photo challenge

Digital ambassadors promoting cross-cultural exchange.

 

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#Food in Your Host Country – Photo Challenge

I may have had to mad dash to finish Blogging Abroad‘s August Photo Challenge on time, but I made it!  We participate in the monthly challenge in efforts to take more pictures and to work towards Peace Corps 3rd goal: sharing a bit of Nicaraguan culture with you.

May these photos make you hungry and help you realize that even if we eat differently, we eat well.



Blogging Abroad Photo Challenge:
#Food in Your Host Country

Blogging Abroad photo challenge

Digital ambassadors promoting cross-cultural exchange.

 

#Home in Your Host Country – Photo Challenge

June’s Photo Challenge from Blogging Abroad is all about what makes a home away from home.  May these photos give you a glimpse into how and why Nicaragua is now one of our homes and a part of our hearts.


 


Blogging Abroad Photo Challenge:
#Home in Your Host Country

Blogging Abroad photo challenge

Digital ambassadors promoting cross-cultural exchange.

 

#People in Your Host Country – Photo Challenge

If you follow us on any of our social media platforms (our Facebook page, Instagram, etc.) you’ve probably seen how much fun we’ve had with Blogging Abroad‘s May Photo Challenge.  We joined the challenge in efforts to take more pictures and to work towards Peace Corps 3rd goal: sharing a bit of Nicaraguan culture with you.  It was our first photo challenge with Blogging Abroad, and we look forward to more inspiring prompts in the coming months.

May these photos give you a glimpse into the lives of the incredible people we get to share with every day.


 


Blogging Abroad Photo Challenge:
#People in Your Host Country

Blogging Abroad photo challenge

Digital ambassadors promoting cross-cultural exchange.

 

Things I Never Knew about School

Other than my bed, the classroom is the place where I’ve spent the single most amount of time over the course of my entire life.  After 19 years in formal education in the United States, I thought I knew a thing or two about school.  One of the wonderful opportunities we have as Peace Corps volunteers is to appreciate the different approaches societies take to things as central as education.  Sin más preambulos, here is a list of things I never knew about school with my new Nicaraguan context: Continue reading Things I Never Knew about School

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5 Tiny House Principles for Nicaragua and Beyond

While it looks vastly different from the cutesy little houses that are shared around online, the Tiny House Movement is alive and well in Peace Corps Nicaragua.

After swearing in as official volunteers, Peace Corps placed us in a beautiful little casita when we first moved to Estelí. As it was a bit expensive for our small stipends, we decided to look for a more affordable option and moved into our new abode about a year ago. One way to cut down on how much we were paying on rent was to downsize on our living space. Thus our journey towards Tiny Living in Nicaragua began. Continue reading 5 Tiny House Principles for Nicaragua and Beyond