Nicaragua – A Gap Year in Photos

By Brenna Trollinger

Roof of the main Cathedral in León

During my time as a Tufts 1+4 Nicaragua Fellow, my worldview has significantly expanded through this rich cultural experience. I appreciate the chance to encounter people and places in different walks of life from rural mountain areas, to coastal towns to vibrant city life in Leon. Through my internship and through independent travel, I have documented my time here in a series of photos. From rural schools to active volcanoes, I continue to fall more in love with this amazing country and the diversity of life here.

Fireworks during La Gritería, a Holiday that celebrates the Virgin Mary

Shrine of the patron saint of León

Macizo de Peñas Blancas in morning mist

A street corner on a rainy day

A view of the city of Matagalpa

Streets of León at sunset

Sunset on Volcán Telica, an active volcano near León

View from the top of Macizo de Peñas Blancas

Sunset in a community called El Chile near Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Sunrise over a volcano range including Telica

Volcán Telica at sunrise

Two small girls dance at a school festival celebrating the day of indigenous resistance

A curious bull

A cow herd on Volcán Telica

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