Hey, did you hear they want to build a canal through Nicaragua? Yeah, I just overheard someone talking about that…about 300 years ago. Yes, people have been talking about digging a trench across the country for that long. Usually it wasn’t Nicaraguans talking about it, though. The government of New Spain discussed it in the […]
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.
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
It was a great year for the Maypole festival! Here are a few photos from the carnival (daytime shots) and the Tulululu (night shots).
Check out this video to see a cool representation of a visit to the corn islands:
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:
Not sure why but I love the way the houses look down here. The houses and the churches. Here is a selection of a few of my favorites from around the coast, including Tasbapauni. Scroll over the photo to see where it is. […]
You may have seen photos of the surfing barrels that roll into the beaches on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, but if you are looking for a more relaxed, tropical style beach, the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua has it! Check out these great selections: 1. Pearl Cays With miles of white sand beaches scattered throughout […]
I found this little gem hidden in the jungle during a short walk I took last year:
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 morning started out pouring rain but cleared up to give us a fantastic afternoon for the 2012 Maypole festival! Here are a few shots of the carnival that weaved through town and is currently poppin down at Parque Reyes as I type!
Here are a few in my latest collection of animals found here on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Saw this monster in Sunni Lagoon. Thanks Nestor! This little guy is a chocoyito that was found by a neighbor. Thanks John! Ever seen a dog with a beard? Post-pubescent pooch in Rocky Point. […]
I think some taxi drivers decorate their cabs by driving as fast as they can without a windshield through an Everything’s a Buck store.