Ruben Dario is one of the most influential and biggest role models in Nicaraguan history. Every Nicaraguan person knows who Ruben Dario is. He was known as “The Father of Modernism.” Ruben Dario was known and idolized for his beautiful poetry that has resonated for generations in Nicaragua. To this day, students are required to know the history of Ruben Dario and recite his poetry.
Dario’s success began at the age of 13, where his first publication made it into a newspaper for the city of Rivas with the name of “Termometro.” Since his first publication, he was known throughout Nicaragua as their “child poet.” Congress of Nicaragua noticed Dario’s passion for poetry, so they sent him on a scholarship to study in Europe, which was eventually revoked because the President Pedro Joaquin Chamorro believed that his poetry was written to defy Dario’s family and the rest of the country. Continue reading →
Nicaragua is known as the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes for its 50 volcanoes, of which 7 are active, and its famous Lake Nicaragua, the only sweet-water lake known to have sharks in the world. Most of these volcanoes are very interactive and have lots of tourist attractions. Visitors have the ability to climb active and dormant volcanoes, peek over into the crater of a volcano and swim in the crater lakes.
There are volcanoes all around Nicaragua, with 12 of the main volcanoes being along the left side of the coast. One of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua is Momotombo. Continue reading →
My name is Christina Solorzano and I am a public relations major with a minor in dance at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. I will be graduating from the university in December 2012 and hope to go to graduate school and earn my masters in mass communications or public relations.
This blog was created for my MCOM63 New Media class and I will inform you about the entertaining, fun and interesting things you can do while in Nicaragua. My entire family is from Nicaragua and I have visited several times in my life, with my first visit being when I was 9 months old. Out of my entire family, I am a first-generation born American but love the country my parents came from with all of my heart. I will guide you through the towns, villages, states and cities in Nicaragua and pinpoint important touristy locations in every place.
Feel free to leave me any ideas and fun tips as well!