Muffadal Saylawala

La Nina: Semana Santa in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

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I stood on the beach admiring the sun’s descent over the horizon, as I do every day. Another beautiful sunset. This day was different though. I had trouble keeping my gaze on the oranges and reds, I was drawn to all the Semana Santa action. All along the beach, there were stages, a climbing wall, bumping sound systems, families, couples, partygoers and people who came here to rob drunken people. Semana Santa translates to ‘Holy Week;’ it’s the biggest celebration in Nicaragua all year leading up to Easter Sunday. Tens…read more

Dominating the World and Facing Rejection

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I’ve been following Chris’s blog on and off for nearly four years, before the World Domination Summit even began. I read his first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, while I was still stuck in corporate serfdom and have been reading and hearing about WDS since the inception in 2010. This past fourth of July weekend was my first time ever participating in the summit and it might just have been the most electric gathering of people I have ever been a part of. It’s a meeting of misfits carving out lives…read more

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Such an amazing and unique experience. It’s not everyday a local cook invites you and your friends into her home to learn the art of making Nicaraguan chocolate. I’m continually astounded by the caliber and strength of women here. One day I was attempting to chop wood preparing for the rainy season, it’s much harder than it looks. I was hacking away rather unsuccessfully sweating up a storm in the blistering sun as the kitchen was looking onwards. Clemen, the cook, was passing by; she took the ax from me,…read more