Monthly Archives: May 2012

10 May

Leaving Manzano Numero Uno after three month of volunteering…

Leaving Manzano Numero Uno after three months of volunteering, I couldn’t believe how quickly the time had flown by. Perhaps it was the different pace of campo living that affected my sense of time: everyday we would get up just after dawn and go to sleep before 10 o’clock, our days filled with walking along shaded dirt paths, instructing and playing with kids, finding creative ways to use our limited staple foods, and cooling off in big Pacific Ocean waves....

01 May

Home again after amazing time in Nicaragua

It’s been almost two weeks now since I woke up early in the morning, when the roosters started making rooster sounds, packed the last of my things and left the lovely green house in El Manzano Uno that I had called my home for the last nine weeks. I cried, the family cried and the other volunteer Genny, who I became good friends with, cried. I’m usually not very emotional, but this was the second time in those two moths...