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Settling in at Raleigh Field Base in Masaya, Nicaragua

HOLAAAA!!

After a longggg radio silence on the blog, I’m back in action and most importantly, I’M BACK TRAVELLING!

If you don’t already know, I have just arrived in the city of Masaya in Nicaragua, Central America where I will be volunteering as Communications Officer for the charity, Raleigh International for the next three months (have a read of this blog post and my JustGiving page to find out a bit more about the charity as well as, why I chose to volunteer for them).

After arriving at Raleigh field base on Monday evening, I’ve been busy meeting the team I’ll be working with, getting to grips with my Communications role, learning more about the projects we’re going to be working on, exploring the vibrant streets of Masaya and, in last night’s case, attempting to shake my bum like it’s never been shaken before at a Latino Zumba class (no, there are no videos to laugh at)…

First impressions of Nicaragua…

It’s tranquil, vibrant and charming.

The buildings are colourful with a rustic edge, the cities are dotted with ginormous volcanic lakes, the people are welcoming, helpful and friendly and deep-fried plantain chips are my new fave food.

Here’s a lil’ tour of Raleigh field base and the place I’ll be calling home for the next 3 months…

From what I’ve been told, it’s going to be a manic few weeks so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update the blog but I will be writing on the charity’s blog as a big part of my role so be sure to have a read here and here to find out about the work Raleigh are doing whilst I’m here.

Hasta Luego amigos!

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