Not So Far, Yet Worlds Away

The long-awaited time is finally here—we have embarked on our “world’s best internship” experience at the Cayuga Collection’s Nicaraguan and Costa Rican properties, an announcement I first made here.

Our first blog is available on the Cayuga site — here’s a sampling:

the view from Jicaro

the view from Jicaro

Maximillian, our cheery, confident driver, drops us at the Lake Nicaragua docks with a handshake and a smile. From here, Jorge Luis will steer us by boat and the light of a full moon across the flat, black lake. Behind us, Granada’s discotheques feebly pulse their music and laughter; soon enough, the sound and energy of the mainland is forgotten. We arrive at Jicaro Island Ecolodge just before midnight and even the egrets are asleep, lulled by a sense that here is a place where everything can be forgotten, where we can rest beyond the noise of an over-connected, over-stressed world.  What it is about islands, especially islands in the middle of a lake surrounded by volcanoes, that are so uniquely appealing?

Read the rest here.

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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