Skool and Stuff

Hey everybody (which basically means relatives and extremely devoted friends or more than friends 😉 ). I am currently seated in our common area listening to Jeonna and Humberto argue about what is in the mojitos we are drinking (I promise there is no alcoholic liquid...

Fun day at Samoto Canyon

Maybe one day we won’t wake up before the sun, but today was not that day. Despite being a Fun Day, wake up call was at 5:30am. We picked up breakfast and lunch at Buffet EstelĂ­ (and a bombero friend) and then headed straight to the Samoto Canyon on a private...

ÂżQue Deseaba?

Our day started with an early wake up call at 5:45 am. As usual we went to eat breakfast at Buffet EstelĂ­, we were served gallo pinto with eggs and tortillas. After breakfast we walked to El Mercado el Lazo where we were divided into pairs to help the locals sell...

A Reality Check

Not a word was spoken on the bus ride back from today’s trip. Our poverty seminar (where we talked about the causes of poverty, and how to help alleviate it), and Dreaming Nicaragua (the documentary we watched yesterday) did not prepare any of us enough for the...

Walking a Mile in Another’s Shoes

  Yo what’s up. Today was truly a humbling experience as we walked a mile (some of us literally) in the shoes of families living in the rural hills outside EstelĂ­. I was honored to lead us through it but in all honesty they made it really easy on me....