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The school’s annual Halloween party

The school’s annual Halloween party

Here are some images of the school’s annual Halloween party. As you will see below, it is similar in many ways to North America. However, celebrating Halloween in Nicaragua isn’t wildly popular like other parts of the world, never-the-less it is becoming...
Beach drive just north of Granada

Beach drive just north of Granada

Zoe and I went with some friends to the beaches just north of Granada. The vistas were amazing, with several volcanoes in the background. We had a mini picnic on a quiet beach away from it all. What wasn’t amazing though, was the trash and dead fish strewn along...
Halloween costumes Granada style

Halloween costumes Granada style

Halloween is a wonderful time of year, and like most Americans, I can still remember my childhood days collecting goodies and wearing cool costumes. In Granada, it has been a learning curve navigating different shops trying to couple items together to make a costume...
Spirit Week at school

Spirit Week at school

Spirit Week is one of those American traditions that took hold in Nicaragua. For the parents it means more work but for the kids it means a week of fun, food and activities. Each day of spirit week has some activities or dress-up and the last day of the week is a big...
Laguna de Apoyo on a sunny day

Laguna de Apoyo on a sunny day

   Here is to girl power, and to my free spirited, free-diving daughters, who can now swim to depths of 4 to 6 meters deep (12 to 20 feet). Words cannot express how magical it is to see my little mermaids glide through the water. My body fat is such, that I...
Family fun at Playa el Coco

Family fun at Playa el Coco

Here are some images from our stay, while in Playa el Coco. We stayed at the intimate accommodations of La Veranera http://www.laveranera.net/. We enjoyed our time at the beach and were surprised how much we needed the break. Watching our girls surf and play until...
Playa la Flor, searching for sea turtles

Playa la Flor, searching for sea turtles

We went to Playa la Flor, in the late evening on a full moon night, in hopes of increasing our chances of seeing nesting turtles or seeing baby turtles digging their way out of their sandy nests. We strolled along the beach awash in the silver tones of moon light. We...
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

We took The Globe Trol on a ferry to head to Ometepe Island, Nicaragua Islandtime in Nicaragua We had about a week left in Nicargua before we had to be at the border to cross into Costa Rica.  Without hesistation we decide we should ferry over Lake Nicaragua and spend...
Nicaragua’s season of plenty

Nicaragua’s season of plenty

This is Mike…One of the cooler aspects about visiting a different country is tasting produce that you may not have otherwise eaten. In Central America there is a very pronounced dry season from March through May. The dry season impacts grocery prices and even...
Granada’s hipica no es tipica

Granada’s hipica no es tipica

This is Mike…Hipicas, or horse parades, are common place in much of Latin America. In Nicaragua they take their hipicas seriously, but none so seriously as la hipica de Granada. Usually when driving the countryside in Nicaragua one sees skinny, sickly, worked to...
Penas Blancas border crossing

Penas Blancas border crossing

This is Mike…Well we finally had to extend our tourist visa as 90 days was upon us already. We did, like the thousands of others do, and crossed Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica at the Penas Blancas check point. This time was different than past...
4th grade pool party

4th grade pool party

This is Mike…We have been busy, the last week or so, running around, fixing my computer, school functions and getting ready for visitors. Now that the dust has settled I can finally get caught up on the blog. The weather has improved a lot making our time more...