Hola from Nicaragua!

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I arrived in Nicaragua at 8:30 on Wednesday night. The rest of the team will arrive next Wednesday after I have (hopefully) worked out all the logistical details. My ride was over an hour late to pick me up, the first of many reminders that I am now on Nica-time, but I was very grateful to have a ride at …

Concrete Techniques

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If there’s one skill you need to know to build a pedestrian bridge in Nicaragua, it’s mixing concrete by hand. It takes literally thousands upon thousands of pounds of concrete and mortar to hold the tiers, towers and anchors of the bridge together, and there’s no way we could get a cement truck to site to mix it for us. …