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Trip: Nicaragua

There are [7] stories from my trip: Nicaragua

the language of hola

NICARAGUA | Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | Views [799]

I would hazard to guess that the first word I learned in Spanish was “hola”. Once I thought of it as simple word, a replacement for “hello” in my familiar tongue. I had put relatively little thought into it. However, I've come to recognize some of ... Read more >

Tags: hello, hola, language, meanings

Birthday Wishes The Power of 10

CAMBODIA | Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [655]

31 years! Wahoo! Being here reminds me that I have so much more than I ever could really need. So this year for my Birthday I'm asking my friends and family to join me in joining "The Power of 10". To learn more about The ... Read more >


NICARAGUA | Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [505]

There was no shame when our taxi driver whipped out a paper and proceeded to read it while driving... http://ketoleavesthesea.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/multitasking/

Tags: baseball, driving, multitasking, newspapers, on the road

Monkey Business

NICARAGUA | Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [512]

... That was until I looked out the window to see two very hairy arms swinging on the fence across the street. I kept leaning to get a better view, but those arms were way too quick for me, quickly disappearing behind the truck. Now I’m not going ... Read more >

Tags: life, monkeys, nicaragua

Chickens Make Good Housepets?

NICARAGUA | Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [558]

I’ve recently (as in 2 am two nights ago) come to question the wisdom of my mother, “Chickens make good house pets”. While often the tagline for many family jokes, I have no doubt that my mother believes this phrase to be true. And over the ... Read more >

Tags: chickens, housepets, life and death, nicaragua, time

Beachy Behaviors

NICARAGUA | Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [518]

The outfielders were shoeless, centerfield in the surf, and the infield was full of young boys hopeful to be part of the action. As I walked towards the game the teams swelled and the outfield expanded, until it was clear that the one set of sunbathers ... Read more >

Tags: baseball, beaches, rain, tourists


NICARAGUA | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [755]

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Tags: adventures, friends, jokes, photos, stories, traveling