Travel Blogs from Jalapa, Nicaragua

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Jalapa - visiting Walter's family, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Jalapa - visiting Walter's family

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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... to go up to Guatemala in June. We can't go now to get 90 more days on our passport because several months ago Nicaragua signed an agreement to make things easier for tourists and the people who live here to travel to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, ...

Jalapa, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Jalapa

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

2.5 hours to Jalapa, through nicely contoured hills but the pine covering was sparce at best. Jalapa itself was a grid of adobe houses without much colonial character, with streets running with open greywater draining into impassable puddles at the ...

Hospital opens, trip to the Juan and Boaco, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Hospital opens, trip to the Juan and Boaco

A travel blog entry by carrienica05

... office all the time. My family also came down for about a week and a half and that was def. a vacation, but not from Nicaragua. This will be my first vacation from here with no responsibilities, just having fun with a good friend. I can't wait!!!!! On ...

Balloons dramas & ninos, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Balloons dramas & ninos

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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English Class Update, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

English Class Update

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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I'm finishing up my third full week of English Class and I have never been more proud of people in my life! My students pick up English so fast! They all show up about thirty minutes early and just wait in their chairs with their notebooks out for class ...

Climbing Mountains & Becoming Nicaraguan, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Climbing Mountains & Becoming Nicaraguan

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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... . The other day I asked a girl how I can become worthy of my nickname and be more Nicaraguan. Her response: climb a mountain. Jalapa is surrounded by the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. I swear that God made Dr. Seuss' illustrations come to ...

Reflecting on Jalapa, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Reflecting on Jalapa

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

Today is my last day in Jalapa, Nicaragua. Tomorrow I fly out to San Jose Costa Rica for the next chapter of my adventure. It is about as bitter sweet as it can get. Saying goodbye was probably one of the hardest things I have done. It is funny how there ...

Learning the routine, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Learning the routine

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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Today I got to learn what my life will be like in Jalapa for the next six weeks. We will be waking up extremely early every day to get water for our bucket baths. Bucket baths are exactly what they sound like, you pour water on yourself from a bucket and ...

My first prayer request, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

My first prayer request

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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Meet my friend Harley. He is about four years old and very shy. We met him in the mountains yesterday and has been following us around ever since. He does not ask for anything, but when asked, he slowly responds that he is very hungry. He waits to eat ...

Back in Jalapa, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Back in Jalapa

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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I got the news at my appointment yesterday: my ear is good, hearing will be restored, my eardrum is unaffected, and j could go to Jalapa! Today at around 11:00 I arrived in Jalapa. I have never been more excited. I was told my whole dynamic changed when I ...

El Carbon, Nicaragua, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

El Carbon, Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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Stayed at a Peace Corp worker's place in a remote village for a couple days.  Saw a local baseball ...

Danny & Maciel, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Danny & Maciel

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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... church, but they are as hard of workers as anyone I've met. They have completely restolen my heart since I have returned to Nicaragua. Three years ago I never would have imagined I'd become such good friends with Danny and his sister. It is amazing how ...

Photos & New Friends, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Photos & New Friends

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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... a few back home with me. :) There is a picture of precious Marcos, who followed us from the mountains all of the way to Jalapa so that he could say hi again and give us a hug. They literally have nothing in the mountains and several children had light ...

English Class!, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

English Class!

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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I was so excited about today because I got to teach the first of many English classes in Jalapa, which is what I came to do! I had about thirty students, which is a very good size. The English class is a ministry of the church. In order to attend, you ...

Self Defense Class, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Self Defense Class

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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In my English class, my students begged to see me in a Spanish class. When I told them there wasn't one here, one of the girls piped up and said she taught a self defense class that was all in Spanish. After arguing why it wasn't a good idea, I finally ...

Seeing Lives Changed, Jalapa, Nicaragua travel blog

Seeing Lives Changed

A travel blog entry by nicolefrericks

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My first week here I asked for prayers for a precious street boy named Harley. Well, six weeks later, I am starting to see the differences prayers have made. Harley had money donated from several different people to buy him clothes. I might have gone s ...

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