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Happy birthday Charlie!

Here's the man of honor with his birthday shirt, cake, and candle on the farm!

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Happy Birthday Charlie!

Mitch Haddad,Nicaragua 4-week

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Happy birthday Charlie!Here’s the man of honor with his birthday shirt, cake, and candle on the farm!

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07/28/14

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Mitch Haddad

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Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => Friends and family,

Team Nica has boarded in Managua and are waiting to take off. We will be in Miami shortly and will part ways after customs.  We can't believe how the time flew and we are looking forward to sharing our many stories with you.
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Boarded the plane

Ashley Milligan,Nicaragua 4-week

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Friends and family, Team Nica has boarded in Managua and are waiting to take off. We will be in Miami shortly and will part ways after customs.  We can’t believe how the time flew and we are looking forward to sharing our many stories with you.

Posted On

07/28/14

Author

Ashley Milligan

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => Dear Nicaragua Students & Families,

 

This weekend marks the end of our Nicaragua summer program and students will soon be boarding their planes and return home to share their tales of adventure with each of you.  We are sure you are anxiously awaiting their arrival!

 

Below is a reminder of the return group flight information for your reference.  Starting on Saturday, 7/26, should you need any assistance during student travel days (outside of normal office hours), please call our Admin cell phone for assistance: 303-921-6078, or email: update@wheretherebedragons.com. During office hours (M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm M.S.T.) please continue to use our parent line at:800-982-9203 ext. 130.

 Returning Flight: 

July 28th, 2014 

American Airlines #994

Depart: Managua (MGA) 7:30am

Arrive: Miami (MIA) 12:05pm

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Nicaragua Return Flight Reminder

Eva Vanek,Nicaragua 4-week

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Dear Nicaragua Students & Families,   This weekend marks the end of our Nicaragua summer program and students will soon be boarding their planes and return home to share their tales of adventure with each of you.  We are sure you are anxiously awaiting their arrival!   Below is a reminder of the return group flight information […]

Posted On

07/25/14

Author

Eva Vanek

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => It is hard to believe that we only have one week left on our trip! This country is incredible and truly unforgettable. So here is to making it the best last week ever. ¡Viva Nicaragua!
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Last Week!

Minah Choi,Nicaragua 4-week

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It is hard to believe that we only have one week left on our trip! This country is incredible and truly unforgettable. So here is to making it the best last week ever. ¡Viva Nicaragua!

Posted On

07/24/14

Author

Minah Choi

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => With only a couple days left, and trying to stay as present as possible, its hard not to look back on the amazing journey we have already endured. From the chilly winds in La Garnacha, to the current heat in San Marcos, i have a whirlwind of emotions reflecting on this time spent in Nicaragua. As this will be most likely my last yak of the trip, there is so much to share. After wrapping up our homestays yesterday in Lagartillo, we had to detach from our close knit bonds we had formed with our host families, seeing young host brothers and sisters cry as the cattle trunk pulled away. Now, currently working with Los Quinchos in San Marcos, we are in a completely different environment, which is the most amazing part about this course. There have been so many different vibes and opportunities in just one month, i can safely say that it is nothing like i have ever experienced before. As for now, all i can try to do is live in the moment and enjoy the rest of what this amazing culture, and these inspiring people have to offer.
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wrapping up

ella pepper,Nicaragua 4-week

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Posted On

07/22/14

Author

ella pepper

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => It is crazy that we have already left Lagartillo! Sitting on the rickety plastic chairs on the bus to San Marcos, I realized that I would really miss the comfortable rhythm of Nicaraguan campesino life that I finally found in the latter half of the homestays. While I will miss plenty, there are still tons of interesting opportunities left! And then home in another week, I cant believe it!

Teke

 
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Bye Lagartillo

Teke Dado,Nicaragua 4-week

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It is crazy that we have already left Lagartillo! Sitting on the rickety plastic chairs on the bus to San Marcos, I realized that I would really miss the comfortable rhythm of Nicaraguan campesino life that I finally found in the latter half of the homestays. While I will miss plenty, there are still tons […]

Posted On

07/22/14

Author

Teke Dado

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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    [post_content] => America has got it all wrong.

In Lagartillo you see what is right. You see a strong, blithe, simple community that conquers the American dream any day. White picket finces and intricate, giant houses in the U.S. are replaced by a barbed wire fences and clay homes . So then why are people so much happier here in Lagartillo than in the States? Success in the eyes of a Lagartillo citizen differs greatly from a United States citizen in that success is paralleled to happiness; and happiness and success are directly related to wealth in the States. The simple, communal lives these people live with a heavy emphasis on family and relationships explains their success in achieving a jovial state of being. A short 2 week snippet into these loving poeples lives gives me and others the answer and happiness I needed to see.

It has also made me realize how grateful I am for the world, my loved ones, and this experience. Thank you Mom and Dad for providing me with the opportunity on going on this trip; and thank you Dragons for showing me the Lagartillo Dream.
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Lagartillo

Melissa Moyers,Nicaragua 4-week

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America has got it all wrong. In Lagartillo you see what is right. You see a strong, blithe, simple community that conquers the American dream any day. White picket finces and intricate, giant houses in the U.S. are replaced by a barbed wire fences and clay homes . So then why are people so much happier […]

Posted On

07/22/14

Author

Melissa Moyers

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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We have called the town of El Lagartillo our home for the last two weeks and today we must say our goodbyes or perhaps "see you laters." Here, we have been warmly welcomed into families. They have taught us Spanish, showed us how to make tortillas by hand, cook over fire, play soccer and volleyball. They have shared with us their personal histories of losing family and friends during the Contra War of the 1980s and we have learned what renewal and resilience looks like. We have enjoyed time listening to the famous, intergenerational, and very talented Los Rusticos band and have shared movies (projected in the library by solar energy) and popcorn (popped with locally pressed sesame oil) with the community. We have helped build fences, collect manure, build garden beds, and have swam in waterfalls surrounded by giant boulders and endless breathtaking views.

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Adios El Lagartillo

Ashley Milligan ,Nicaragua 4-week

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We have called the town of El Lagartillo our home for the last two weeks and today we must say our goodbyes or perhaps “see you laters.” Here, we have been warmly welcomed into families. They have taught us Spanish, showed us how to make tortillas by hand, cook over fire, play soccer and volleyball. […]

Posted On

07/21/14

Author

Ashley Milligan

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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Picture!

Mitch Haddad,Nicaragua 4-week

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Quick photo of the students giving open spaces yesterday! More to come today!  Here Charlie tells us about hip hop in American culture and media, featuring Nas.

Posted On

07/18/14

Author

Mitch Haddad

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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Hey guys!

Here are some photos from our weekend to leon and outing to Achuapa.

First photo is in the square of Achuapa  before traveling to leon.

Second is in the evening after visiting a payazo in the main square of Leon. On a bench holding a bench...:)

Third is us watching the World Cup final in el largatillo.

And last is at the cooperative where they produce sea same oil in Achuapa. We're fully geared up!

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Pictures!

Instructors,Nicaragua 4-week

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Hey guys!Here are some photos from our weekend to leon and outing to Achuapa.First photo is in the square of Achuapa  before traveling to leon.Second is in the evening after visiting a payazo in the main square of Leon. On a bench holding a bench…:)Third is us watching the World Cup final in el largatillo.And […]

Posted On

07/15/14

Author

Instructors

Category

Nicaragua 4-week

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