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NICARAGUA TRAVEL MANUAL

INITIATIVE reCOVER


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MAPS


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REGIONAL MAP


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GRANADA MAP


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DOWNTOWN GRANADA


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US EMBASSY Kil贸metro 5 1/2 (5.5) Carretera Sur, en Managua, Nicaragua


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REGIONAL TOPOGRAPHY


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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


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SURVEY


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ITINERARY


ITINERARY Site Visits

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Opportunities International School Cemetery Tile Factory in Leon Convent tour San Francisco Church Tres Mundos Alvarado’s farm Shops on Calzada Ciudad Lounge Nehemiah Center San Jacinto Jicaro Ecolodge

Building Experts

Marcus Pearson John Marc Fernando Lopez Evan Durand Sinsa for Materials like Plycem

Activities

Material Workshops Building Construction Workshops Refining Design

Fun

Laguna Apoyo Isletas Tour Mombacho Posintepe


domingo

25 MAYO

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morning

Will, Nicole, and Rachel: American Airlines Flight #1173 Washington (IAD) 6:00 am – Miami (MIA) 8:40 am American Airlines Flight #1247 Miami (MIA) 10:10 am – Managua (MGA) 10:50 am

afternoon

Dinner at the Kaye’s House 8:00 pm

lunes

26 MAYO

morning

Orientation at Pavilion in Pantanal

afternoon

Visit El Puente and see Jicaro Project


martes

27 MAYO

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miĂŠrcoles

28 MAYO

morning afternoon

Visit and Tour the OI High School in Diriomo

morning

John Marc Gallagher at Pantanal 8:00 am-10:00 am

afternoon


jueves

29 MAYO

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viernes

30 MAYO

morning afternoon

morning

(Kelsey Leaves) Evan Durand 10:00 am-12:00 pm

afternoon


sรกbado

31 MAYO

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domingo

01 JUNIO

morning

Jicaro Ecolodge and Lunch 10:00 am

afternoon

morning

Church at El Puente Marcus Pearson

afternoon

Marcus Pearson


lunes

02 JUNIO

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martes

03 JUNIO

morning

San Jacinto

afternoon

Visit Narlly’s Christian School in Dario

morning Work Day

afternoon

Final Presentation for Sarah


miĂŠrcoles

04 JUNIO

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jueves

05 JUNIO

morning

(Sarah Leaves) Work Day

afternoon

morning Day Trip

afternoon


viernes

06 JUNIO

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sรกbado

07 JUNIO

morning Work Day

afternoon

morning

Posintepe Walk or Mombaco

afternoon


domingo

morning

08 JUNIO

afternoon

lunes

morning

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09 JUNIO

(Charles Arrives) Church at El Puente

afternoon


martes

10 JUNIO

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miĂŠrcoles

11 JUNIO

morning afternoon

morning afternoon


jueves

12 JUNIO

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viernes

13 JUNIO

morning afternoon

morning afternoon


sรกbado

14 JUNIO

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domingo

15 JUNIO

morning afternoon

morning afternoon


lunes

16 JUNIO

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martes

17 JUNIO

morning afternoon

morning

FInal Presentation + Debriefing

afternoon


miércoles

18 JUNIO

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Will, Nicole, Rachel, Allie, and Aaron American Airlines Flight #344 Managua (MGA) 2:30 pm – Miami (MIA) 7:05 pm American Airlines Flight #2330 Miami (MIA) 8:45 pm – Washington (IAD) 11:15 pm


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DRAWINGS


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Trade School

Workshops

Amphitheatre

Pavilion Teacher Housing

High School School

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100' 200' 300' 400' 500'

750'

1000'


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Pavilion

Elementary School

Sports Field


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RAISED CLASSROOM CANOPY

PERFORATED CANOPY

ENTRANCE SET-BACK

TERRACED SEATING

WALL SCREEN

BOOK END CONDITION

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM TREE CANOPY


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NOTES


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BOQ Checklist (materials, price, availability, etc.) Creative Property of The University of Virginia


Helpful Spanish Phrases Daily Conversation Hola

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Hi Adios Goodbye Si Yes No No Por favor Please Gracias Thank You Dispenséme Excuse me Pérdon Pardon De Nada You’re welcome Hasta mañana See you tomorrow Hasta luego See you later Repita Say it Again ¿Cómo se llama usted? What’s your name? Me llamo (María). My name is (Maria). Mucho gusto. Pleased to meet you. ¿De dónde es usted? Where are you from? Soy de (Nueva York). I’m from (New York). ¿Habla inglés? Do you speak English? Hablo un poco de español. I speak a little Spanish. ¿Cómo se dice ... en español? How do you say ... in Spanish? ¿Qué significa ... ? What does ... mean? ¿Cómo se pronuncia esta palabra? How do you pronounce this word?

Restaurant La cuenta, por favor.

The bill, please. Estuvo delicioso. That was delicious. ¿Qué me recomienda? What do you recommend?

Airport ¿Dónde puedo reclamar mi equipaje?

Where can I claim my luggage? ¿Dónde está la aduana? Where is customs?

Etc. ¿Puede ayudarme?

Can you help me? No comprendo. I don’t understand. ¿Dónde están los baños públicos? Where is the bathroom? ¡Socorro! Help!


Monetary Conversions Nicaragua Currency Units

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1 C贸rdoba (C$) : 1 unit of Nicaragua currency 1 C贸rdoba : 100 Centavos Coins and Banknotes Coins freq. used C$1, C$5, C$10, 5, 10, 25, 50 Banksnotes freq. used C$10, C$20, C$50, C$100, C$200, C$500

Exchange Rate 1 C$ : .04 US $ or 25 C$ : 1 US $


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emergency contact list US Embassy in Nicaragua: Kil贸metro 5 1/2 (5.5) Carretera Sur, en Managua, Nicaragua Embassy Telephone: +(505) 2252-7100 Consular Section phone: +(505) 2252-7888 After hours Embassy Telephone +(505) 2252 - 7171 Duty Officer Phone +(505) 8886 - 1495

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Community Partner: Charles and Sarah Kaye Entrega (501(c)3) Apartado 123 Granada, Nicaragua 1 (434) 227-4917 011-505-8680-1005 011-505-8462-4996 Taxi: Granada Hospital Hospital Amistad Jap贸n Nicaragua km. 45 Carretera Masaya Granada Carretera Masaya Granada Granada, Nicaragua +505 2552 7949 Granada Police For police emergencies, dial 118 For traffic accidents, dial 119 International Hospital Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas Km. 9.8 Carretera Masaya, 250 mts. West Managua, Managua Nicaragua Phone: (505) 2255-6900 Red Cross Address: Reparto Belmonte Carretera Sur, Km 7 Apartado 3279 Managua Contact Information: Tel: (505) 2265 1428/265 1582 Fax: (505)2265-1643 Telex: 2363 NICACRUZ Telegram: NICACRUZ-MANAGUA Email: crnsalud@ibw.com.ni


CULTURAL POINTERS o Most go to bed between 8 or 9 pm. The sun sets at 6 pm and schools generally start at 7am. o This is a far more ‘gendered’ society so differences between men and women will possibly more extreme than you’re used to. A man and a woman walking together has greater connotations here than in the West. o Nicas do not discipline their children very much, so you may observe children being allowed to do things you are surprised by. o Nicas (especially men) rarely wear shorts in public, unless they are exercising. However they do wear shorts at home. o Family is very important. o Hot water is not as common in Nicarauga, though some host families might have a device which gives hot water in the shower. Electricity for hot water is expensive, so don’t take long showers and be understanding if the water heater breaks. o It’s not uncommon to refer to people by their weight (skinny – flaco, fat – gordo). In Nicaraguan culture, this is not offensive, so try not to take offense. o Showering in the evening is unusual and is thought to make you sick. o Nicas very rarely walk around in bare feet. o Body piercing and tattoos are not as common in this culture. o Nicaragua is a far more gender aware society than what you’re probably used to. Fewer women work and are often treated differently. Married women in Atenas are primarily stay-at-home moms and homemakers. It will be uncommon to see men cooking or cleaning. Cat calls are common and the best thing to do is ignore the attention. You may be not used to being treated very differently based on gender, but there will be differences here. Try to remember that it’s cultural!

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1) BOTTOMS: - Shorts / short skirts: advice to be used in private places (e.g. a house) or the beach. - Jeans: always appropriate (specially for mass and public places (e.g. supermarket / tourist places) - Long skirts: always appropriate 2) SHIRTS: - Short sleeve shirts: (only not appropriate in mass) - Long sleeve shirts: It gets hot but your choice - Tank-top (type) shirts: preferably not wear out in public places 3) SHOES: - Bring closed shoes (tennis shoes) for some of the tourist adventures you might have! (hiking shoes would also work) - Sandals 4) BRING: - Sports closed for Hiking / and other outside activities - Bring mosquito repellent (we have but just in case) 6) EXPLANATION: - Nicaragua is very conservative - In public places there is a lot of men on the streets that will verbally harass you and make you feel uncomfortable exposure with shorts makes it worse


- People tend to dress nice to go everywhere even the supermarket ( this probably wont be the exact case in Granada in the rural areas around)

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As for What Not To Do and What To Do as an American: Don’t flush toilet paper down the toilet Get in a car or hitch a ride with a stranger Drink the water! Please drink from water bottles because if not you will more likely get sick. Make sure of what you are eating or drinking - if its a juice at a restaurant or house they probably use not from a bottle. Make sure to wash hands a lot As women just try to avoid young men that might call to your attention don’t engage in conversation If people hug you, don’t be afraid - especially if its old people - Personal Space is not something Nicaraguans are super aware of Don’t give the poor anything because they will ask for more and more and if you can’t give it will make you sad - specially if you can’t give everyone


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