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The Great Interoceanic Nicaragua Canal

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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 […]

Caribbean Coast Architecture

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.                         […]

RightSide Guide Magazine is Here!

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 […]

Portrait of Rama Cay

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┬ádensely┬ápopulated 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 […]

Coast critters!

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. […]