An excerpt from Tooth Man: Stories from Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast… “Luther was an early convert to American dentistry,” Nigel continued. “He started his collection of gold fillings back when the American lumber companies were working here and gringo dentists would happen by. The gold was quite cheap in those days because it came straight from […]
I was screaming at the old man. I didn’t want to raise my voice, but that was the only way he could hear me. “How…much…for…a…HAIRCUT??” He looked at me curiously, then, as if he finally realized what I had been asking, replied, “Seventy!” The old man was deaf and dumb if he thought I was […]
The other day I found this little guy that had sprouted underneath the kitchen sink. He had grown around and over the gallon bottle of cleaner. When we pulled the bottle out, this fellah didn’t budge!
You can see all kinds of things when riding in a taxi in Bluefields. That is, if you can see out! Check out the face staring back…not the driver, but the console. Creepy!
The Moravians? No, they aren’t characters on Star Trek. The Moravian church as an institution has been operating on the Caribbean coast for about 200 years. It was born in what is now Czech Republic in 1457 and, over the centuries, put high value in missionary work. As a result, here on the coast a large […]
This sign is firmly planted at the entrance of the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University. There are others scattered around Bluefields denouncing domestic violence. I think this is a great step in the right direction and I applaud IXCHEN and ANESVAD for sponsoring such signs. And in English (Spanish on the opposite side).
His name is Puss and I don’t think he knows how cool he is. On second thought, anyone with a ride like that must know they are the scene king on the block. I recognized him from around town and wasn’t going to let this opportunity go. “Hey man, make I catch yar picha!” He […]
Without question, the first food people think of when they think Caribbean coast is rondon. Brought over by Jamaican immigrants in the 1800s, run down (as it is called in queen’s English) has been the staple stew served at festivals, parties and weekend get-togethers. There are many different styles, and every true costeño has their own recipe […]
There is nothing like the wilds of Nicaragua to put man to the test. And this man likes to test. For the last few months I have been using the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010, supposedly the roughest, toughest camera on the market today. According to the Olympus website, this camera boasts some bombproof specs: Waterproof 10 […]