Category Archives: Nicaragua

Orosi Valley Costa Rica

Unforgettable Moments from My First Trip Abroad

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook β€œOn This Day...” feed has (mostly) taken a break from the statuses about boys and heartbroken quotes and instead turned to photos of luggage, mountains, beaches and baby sloths. I'm not too sure what I was doing last February – nothing exciting, apparently – but two years ago in February I was a month into my first solo adventure. I can't believe it's been two years since I first stepped foot in... Read More »

The Frustrations of Volunteering Abroad

After spending a month in Costa Rica studying Spanish and partying in Puerto Viejo, I arrived in Nicaragua ready to work. I had signed up for 3 months on volunteering with an organization based in Granada. The organization, which had a decent reputation from all reviews I had read online, works in several different schools in the barrios of Granada. They work in the pre-k to 2nd grade classes as teacher's assistants, bring laptops for weekly... Read More »

20 Memorable Moments from Year 20

As of last month, I am officially legal in the United States! The fact that I made my first legal alcohol purchase in Costa Rica did not make turning 21 any less exciting and, lucky me, my birthday fell on a Friday so I was able to go out and celebrate that night. I ended up celebrating my birthday for three weeks and I can honestly say that between two concerts, a road trip, a weekend with my second family, two birthday cakes, my boss showing... Read More »
Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

A Perfect Valentine’s Day – Laguna de Apoyo

Valentine's Day is of no importance to me. I've never had a boyfriend to celebrate with but I'm not a hater either. For the most part, it's just another day and I intended to treat my first Valentine's Day abroad as just another day. Then my friend Kate suggested a trip to Laguna de Apoyo. I'd never even heard of Laguna de Apoyo but I figured hey, why not. I didn't have anything better to do. That was the right choice because spending... Read More »