Tag 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 »
Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

The Result of Knowing I Can Live the Life I Want

Around this time last year, I was traveling through Costa Rica. I was in Orosi studying Spanish at Montana Linda, cooking extravagant meals with new friends, drink rum+coke while playing Asshole and Bullshit for hours on end, and having intense discussions on US politics with Europeans. Then I found my way to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo where I visited the Sloth Sanctuary, rode a horse for the first time (in the Caribbean!), and partied all night... Read More »

When Travel Ends Unexpectedly

On March 1, exactly 3 weeks after arriving in Granada, I found myself surrounded by nearly 20 fellow volunteers for one final farewell drink at my favorite place. Just a few hours later, I was walking through the doors of the Managua airport and maneuvering my way through Nicaraguan airport security. Less than 2 months into my trip and I was already heading back to the States. When my mom first told me that my grandfather was in the... 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 »