Archive | March, 2012

Music that’s hot on the dance hall

Turn up the bass, turn down the lights and grab ya gyal fa wine up…here are a few of the latest songs hottin up the dance hall right now: Popcaan. Dig the leopard-print cardigan! Di Genius. About…let’s see…a girl bouncing her butt! Original. Mavado. Says it’s her destiny. Of course, Vybz Kartel. Official song […]

Baseball on the coast

Baseball season is here! And the crowd goes wild! Nicaraguans are crazy for baseball, and the Caribbean coast is where it all started. I recently went to see the Coast team play Chontales…akin to the Cubs playing the Marlins…not a huge rivalry but a good game nonetheless. The entrance fee was C$50 and filled up […]

Heavyweight fighter Evans Quinn on the run

He was a heavyweight contender born into a family of boxers from a tiny community on the Caribbean coast. Now he is a man on the run, wanted for murder. Evans Quinn It’s been an interesting few months watching this story unfold. Admittedly this post is a bit early because the situation has not been […]

Happy Bday, Chris!

This is why I love the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua… Chris recently had his birthday and he was given a birthday cake (mis)spelled to order: Tona cake: winner. I can forgive the cake speller if she/he ¬†thought the “C” appeared handwritten on their Write out what the cake should say¬†form as a funky-looking “T”. But […]