Archive | February, 2011

Tooth Man: Stories from Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast

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 […]

Recipe for Rondon – drop drawers style!

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 […]

Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 review

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 […]