This is the last month in which I can say “My dad died last year.” Yup, I’ve thought about that. Usually we count down towards the future in anticipation of something, but I know it has been eighteen months or a year and a half since my dad unexpectedly died; and in one month, it […]Read more "Death, Movement and Stillness"
Being back from our Central America trip doesn’t mean we have to stop blogging about it right?! Here are some preeetty funny, insightful, silly, and ridiculous things that we said during our time abroad. We hope you laugh, think, wonder, and wander while reading them. Also, enjoy the picture below, for it is priceless. KB: […]Read more "From Brain To Mouth: KB & codea Edition"
We miss being abroad. We’d re-live all of these moments in a hot sec: 1. The bus driving away with our backpacks and passports on it. And us engaging in a bus chase with a taxi. 2. Leaving our passports in the first hostel we stayed in in Nicaragua. 3. Christine chased a Nicaraguan kid […]Read more "Nicaragua & Costa Rica: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Things That Really Happened"
We’re not sure if our brains have the capacity to talk about the last two weeks right now. It’s been one adventure after another. In a nutshell, this is what the last 14 days entailed: 1. Volcano boarding down Cerro Negro in León, Nicaragua. 2. Watching a sea turtle nest, and relocating its eggs. #SaveTheSeaTurtles […]Read more "9 cities, 14 days"
We received travel vouchers for successfully completing our Peer Mentor internships with API, and we used them to purchase our flights. We booked them in October after continuously searching for flights to anywhere. We decided on Costa Rica because we had heard wonderful things from #hAPI study abroad students – we added Nicaragua in because, […]Read more "Travel is Relative"
Why do you wear pants in 90 degree weather? Why are we the only ones sweating? How do you know when to cross the street? Why can’t you open cab doors from the inside? How do you feel about foreigners? Why does it say ‘alto’ instead of ‘para’ on the stop signs? Do you just […]Read more "Questions We Have For Nicaragua"
Volcano boarding. Two words we never knew could go together. Well, in Nicaragua, they do. And we did it. Today we woke up early and explored León. We saw the Catedral de León, got smoothies, and made scrambled eggs with tomato and zucchini at the hostel just in time for the 9 am volcano boarding […]Read more "(Snowboarding – Snow) + Volcano"
The moment you set an alarm for 4:30am, you deserve an interesting day. We got nothing short of that on the day we crossed the border from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. Here’s our attempt at describing what was the longest, sketchiest, most entertaining Cross The Border Day. When we climbed out of our bunks at […]Read more "We’ll Cross That Border When We Get There"
When Andrés first told us that the hostel was “animal friendly” and that they had a cat and a dog, we didn’t think anything of it. And then when we first saw you as we walked through the gate, standing at the top of the steps waiting to meet us, we just knew. We loved […]Read more "A Love Letter to Sofia"
Goooooooood morning Nicaragua. What a pleasure it is to wake up within your borders. We woke up on top bunks today, to the sun shining in our faces and the sounds of español as the locals greet each other a good morning outside our window. We’ve been in Managua, Nicaragua, for 12 hours now, and […]Read more "So. Many. Feelings."