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Transporting Through Nicaragua

January 16, 2020

BIO/GEO 675: Biology and Geography of Nicaragua

January 14, 2020

The first day was full of flying, airport food, and the unknown. Going into this trip I was very nervous and excited all at once. Having friends by my side would make it easier, but I would have to trust 32 other people.

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Going through customs after a seven hour travel day was one of the most interesting things. A guy in a glass box took my passport and I was shaking with anticipation. He did not speak English but lucky for us we have a student who speaks fluent Spanish to help everyone out. It took us over an hour to pass through and we still had to pack the buses. It is currently 9:45 pm and the luggage is being lifted on top of the buss by hand. It took muscles and a lot of sweat to get all 33+ luggage ready. Finally the clock read 10:15 pm and we start heading to Granada. Granada is nothing like I expected, it was better. The colors and culture is so indescribable that you will just have to travel there yourself. The sun is always shining with some interval showers that makes the perfect refresher during a hot day. These two days in the city will be ones to remember. 

 


About the Nicaragua Study Tour

THE TRAVEL DATES

Jan. 10-24, 2020

THE INSTRUCTORS

Geospatial Science Prof. Matt Zorn

Biology Prof. Paul Martino

AN INTRO

During this study tour, students will be performing several projects and experiments on the waters of the island Ometepe. Among these educational experiences on the fascinating environment, students will also get to submerge into the history and culture of Nicaragua as they temporarily reside in the city of Altagracia. Through all this, they will gain a new perspective of the land and people of Nicaragua.

Writer

Norrie Legare ’21