You may recognise the name of the town ‘Masaya’ from the turmoil, which hit the Central American country of Nicaragua in April this year.
From January to April, I lived in Masaya working for the charity Raleigh International as their Communications Officer. On 19th April, as we were going about our usual manic day-to-day lives at the Raleigh office, riots broke out in Masaya and the capital, Managua, due to policy changes made by the government.
Whilst living and working in Masaya, Nicaragua I sampled most food establishments on offer. From traditional comedors and street stalls to western cafes and pizza parlours, there was a lot of choice to fill my forever grumbling tum.
Yet, nothing quite hit the spot like Ceviches el Pollo.
Well haven’t I been great at keeping you all up to date on my time working as Communications Officer for Raleigh International in Nicaragua…
My last blog post was an introduction to my new home in Masaya when I first arrived in Nicaragua in January and to be honest, since then, it’s been non-stop. From writing blog posts, conducting interviews and taking photos to visiting remote communities, building ranches and trekking volcanoes, Raleigh sure knows how to keep you occupied.
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).
As you may already know from my ramblings on Facebook, in January, I am travelling to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer as Communications Officer for the charity, Raleigh International.
For three months, I will be reporting on the life-changing work volunteers from across the globe are doing on each project site in Costa Rica and Nicaragua via the charity’s blog and social media platforms.
Why have I decided to do this, I hear you say…
After my 16 month trip around the world, I vowed that my next challenge would be to take some time to volunteer for a charity. During my backpacking trip, I witnessed first-hand the heart-wrenching difficulties certain countries are going through.