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National Treasures – The 50 Córdoba Bill

This is a post in our series On Culture and Currency: History Lessons in the Palms of our Hands.

Cañón de Somoto

Cañón de Somoto
Cañón de Somoto

The Somoto Canyon is one of the true treasures of Nicaragua. Only recently has this natural wonder been utilized as an eco-tourism destination, so it still feels off the beaten path. In the department of Madríz, in the northern most section of the country, the Rio Coco has formed this beautiful feature. When my sister, Kari, came to visit last year, Continue reading National Treasures – The 50 Córdoba Bill

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#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.

 

#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.

 

#Community – Photo Challenge

July’s Photo Challenge from Blogging Abroad is all about community. May these photos give you a glimpse into the amazing and varied communities with which we work and interact.


#CutulreShock VideoCrawled out of bed almost two hours after crawling in to record this gem at 10:45pm on a week night. It’s sure hard to sleep when a band plays for an hour right outside your open-air house, but it’s moments like this that remind me that it’s important to know how others live, what makes them tick, and what matters to their hearts. That’s ultimately why I’m a #peacecorpsvolunteer. When we don’t understand, may we respond with curiosity and questions instead of fear and frustration. May we listen, may we engage, may we learn. #peacecorpsnicaragua #peacecorps #cultureshock #community #bloggingabroad #BAphotochallenge #howiseepc


Blogging Abroad Photo Challenge:
#Community 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.

 

From the Eyes of the Old Tiger

This is a guest post by Andrew’s father, Erik, from when he visited us in January 2016.

In his January Dicho Blog entry Andrew shared with us:

Hijo de tigre nace rayado – The son of the tiger is born striped.

In his comments he mentioned the joy of seeing their service through the new eyes of Carla and I as they introduced us to the natural beauty of Nica and the wonderful human nature of the Pinoleros whom have taken them in as family and friends. I want to share the viewpoint from the eyes of this old tiger as I reflect on our experience. Continue reading From the Eyes of the Old Tiger