This is a guest post by Meysel in our Counterpart Diaries Series:
April 25, 2016
I’m Meysel Aracely Zamora Chevez.
I’m 25 years old. I have a beautiful baby boy. I’m a teacher at Guillermo Cano High School.
Continue reading Meysel: Entry 1
Other than my bed, the classroom is the place where I’ve spent the single most amount of time over the course of my entire life. After 19 years in formal education in the United States, I thought I knew a thing or two about school. One of the wonderful opportunities we have as Peace Corps volunteers is to appreciate the different approaches societies take to things as central as education. Sin más preambulos, here is a list of things I never knew about school with my new Nicaraguan context: Continue reading Things I Never Knew about School
As we (hopefully) near the end of the hot and dry season, Nicaragua is in some desperate need of rain. While there’s a kind of beauty in the dry, high-desert look, rain is essential for the crops and the local economy. So say a quick prayer or shimmy a rain dance – we need all the help we can get.
In case flying pigs don’t seem unlikely enough for your tastes, you can now add this bad-boy to your repertoire:
Cuando las loras escupan. – When parrots spit.
Turns out that these sorts of hyperbolic expressions of impossibility are an incredibly universal phenomenon across cultures and languages. They even have a fancy Greek name: adynata. Click here to enjoy a list of adynata in 20 different language!
Just imagine how “buttery” they are.