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! […]
It was a piece of ocean debris unlike anything the Caribbean currents had ever washed ashore before. But what was this giant pipe? Who did it belong to? And where did it come from? LITTLE CORN ISLAND- Some 43 miles off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, and just a 30-minute boat ride from Big Corn Island, Little […]
Introducing the first issue of the survival guide to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the RightSide Guide magazine! It’s 32 pages packed with information on activities, transport schedules, upcoming festivals and more for the Corn Islands, Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon and Greytown. This edition will be 1,000 copies and, starting in 2013, will be printed every […]
Rama Cay is a tiny, tiny island located just a few miles south of Bluefields. It is home to a population of 900 – 1,000 Rama Cay indians, the most densely populated concentration of indigenous people on the coast. Life in Rama Cay is simple: fishing in the bay, farming on the mainland and raising children in […]
The Carnival of drummers and dancers marching through the streets of Bluefields: Saturday, 26th of May! Tulululu parading from Old Bank to Cotton Tree: Thursday, 31st of May! Fly, bus, panga, walk or run to the Caribbean coast to see the biggest party of the year! Need help getting here or finding a place to […]
And did they ever catch him! If you remember the last post about the boxer turned murderer turned fugitive, you will remember that he escaped Bluefields on a jet ski and has been on the lam ever since. Well, for all those worried about getting on Evans’ bad side, you won’t have anything to fear […]
There is a little miskitu community up in the Rio Grande river called Kara. This is how they play on Easter Sunday…
Here are a few examples of the houses and life in the miskito-creole village of Tasbapouni, a coastal village in the Pearl Lagoon basin.
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 […]
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 […]
Some of you have asked what it is I do for a living. Hint: I am the skinny guy with the drill.