About Verónica

Hola and Welcome to my blog !  See the source image My purpose with this site is to write about issues related to teaching and learning, living in different countries, cultures and interesting everyday situations.

Feel free to make any comments about what I write. It’s always enriching to exchange opinions on the issues that interest many of us.

About me…

psx_20190315_1608185630826273873630384.jpg I’m from Nicaragua, a small country in Central America which borders with Honduras, Costa Rica, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

At the age of 17 I moved to the UK where I went to university for six years. After completing a Master’s in Development Studies I returned to Nicaragua. Back home I worked for human right NGOs.

In 2010 I moved back to Europe, this time, with my Finnish husband whom I’d met in Nicaragua a few years earlier. During our years together (13) we’ve lived in Nicaragua, Belgium, Finland, Russia, Kenya and currently in France. I also love short travels and feel fortunate to have been able to visit over 50 countries.

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Summer in Finland. Photo taken at midnight! July, 2020.
I also love learning languages. In addition to Spanish and English, I speak French and Finnish. I’ve been studying the Finnish language for some years now. When I moved to Finland I took a one-year course, from 9:00 to 14:30, Monday to Friday, yet I’m still learning it. The day I am able to write a blog entry entirely in Finnish I will confidently say that I have mastered a fourth language. For now, I’ll keep on studying it!
In addition to writing, I love photography. I’m a student at the New York Institute of Photography (online professional course) and I’m also taking a face-to-face course here in Strasbourg. 
Strasbourg, certainly one of the most beautiful cities I’ve lived in. April, 2020.
Sibling cheetahs enjoying some shadow in the middle of the Kenyan savannah. Masai Mara, 2019.
Finally, I also love drinking coffee! I’d dare to say that Colombia, Guatemala and Jamaica have the highest quality beans, but the cities where I’ve had my best cups of coffees are Turin, London, Vienna, Istanbul and Helsinki.
Enjoying a cup of coffee in Brussels!
So there you go… and enough about me! Now let’s get on with the real stuff (that is, check out the blog menu and have a read at my posts). Thanks for dropping by ¡Y bienvenidos!

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