I love this photo. Special thanks to Bruce who took this amazing shot right outside his front yard.
Wow, it’s a collection of old photos/illustrations capturing old-tyme Bluefields (and a few of Port and Island)! If one of them is yours, sorry. I grabbed them from an array of different sites scattered around the w e b.
This is an excerpt from a great little travel blog by some great travel bloggers I recently met on the island. “Hurry up boy, dem fish be gone soon!” Elton playfully shouts as we hurriedly load up his tiny two-man fiberglass canoe. Today there’s three of us, and with all the gear, it’ll be a […]
It’s that time ladies and gentlemen! Grab your drum and head out to Orinoco where the party has already started for Garifuna Day! I won’t give up too many details other than you can expect great food, a fun live band from Honduras or Belize and lots of people dancing with fast feet and hips […]
It’s a term that is getting thrown around more and more lately. Buuuut what exactly does that mean? Here is a chart to help confuse you: If that didn’t do the trick, try this one: So what exactly is sustainable tourism? I think the truth lies somewhere in between the two: Often it is summed […]
I am a big fan of casinos. We have two here in Bluefields, the Oasis and the Texas, both of which are good fun for the person who enjoys hitting the machines and can spare to lose C$100 ($4) over the course of an hour. Below is a post submission about some of the other […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, for the first time in 28 years the Caribbean Coast baseball team has won the Nicaraguan National Championship! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nicaraguan baseball, it’s like saying the Boston Redsox won the World Series. Miracles do happen! It was a real clencher right from the start. The Managua […]
To me this photo exemplifies the culture of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. This is Rock, a creole coconut farmer living in Rocky Point, located just south of Pearl Lagoon. Photo by: Will Martinez
They say that only 1 of every 1,000 sea turtles survives to see adulthood. It’s a tough life dodging sharks and turtle fishermen, and that’s if a turtle gets to hatch without the eggs being dug up by dogs or poachers. It takes about thirty years to reach egg-laying maturity, so those little guys have […]
Maypole schedule right here! If you were ever going to come visit the area, May is the month to do it! May is when the biggest celebrations happen and the rain is still a month away. The May pole festival is one of the most over-the-top parties in the country and is still “undiscovered” […]
This just in: The 2013 Atlantic Coast Baseball Series will be hosted in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua from March 8 (opening ceremony) to March 22! Actually, that’s old news…they have been remodeling the stadium in Pearl Lagoon for ages in preparation. There will also be games held in Haulover and Kukra Hill. But the dates are […]
It is a tradition practiced mostly in the communities in Pearl Lagoon…the end of year Masquerade. And a few photos of the Masquerade (Mosco they called it) in Tasbapaunie:
I just got a new toy!! Yes, it is a real indian bow and arrow. Two arrows, actually. The bow is hand carved from wild pijebye and is very strong. The arrows are longer than the bow and made of wild cane, left to dry for weeks. The arrowheads were beaten and filed, then tied […]
Imagine yourself having dinner with your family when suddenly you fall into a trance-like state, your eyes roll back into your head, your body becomes rigid and you are completely oblivious to the outside world. Your family tries to shake you out of it but all they hear is swearing, grunts and painful groans coming […]
Stop stop stop. Stop planning your volcano boarding trip, stop waxing your surfboard for your big trip to Playa Maderas and stop thinking about your visa run to Costa Rica. What you should be doing is planning to get yourself to Orinoco for the annual Garifuna Day festival…which is also the 100th anniversary of Orinoco! […]