Bienvenidos to my Blog!

Hello Family, Friends, and Curious Readers,

Thanks for stopping in to see what I am up to. This is my first blog, and I hope not to bore you too much with the details of my life. But rather hope to offer you some insights into development work, the highs, the lows, and well the boring.

But before I move away for 27 months, let me give you a little information about myself before I lose a steady internet connection.

So after graduating from Boston College in 2005, I decided I wanted to learn Spanish and "save the world" so I moved to Cusco, Peru. I began by volunteering for The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco by researching and writing a small business plan for the organization. I continued to work with the organization until February of 2008, when I returned to the US to prepare for my move to Madrid, Spain for 15 months to study an International MBA at IE Business School. And now, after a year of searching for the perfect development job, and taking odd jobs in the meantime, I have joined the Peace Corps and am volunteering again. So wish me luck, and PLEASE someone stop me from volunteering again!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Natural Wonder of Nicaragua

Recently, I had the privilege to take a trip to the Somoto Canyon. I had heard that it was beautiful, but what I had heard didn't even compare to the actual experience. My boyfriend and I took a 4 hour trip down the canyon with Namancambe Tours (that was the original name of the canyon). Starting with a 2 km hike into the canyon, followed by about a 1.5 km swim through the canyon (we had life jackets so really it was a float through the canyon) and then a 2km hike out on the other end. It is no where as large as the Grand Canyon in the US but it is equally stunning in its own way. I could keep talking about it but would much rather show you the pictures... so enjoy! I hope 2013 is full of many more mind-blowing experiences.

Unforgettable! Really!


  1. Great pictures with your new camera. Sounds like you had a fun trip in a beautiful place.