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.
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.
Glad you like my taxi. My 12-year-old daughter did the interior decorating. I feel that it accurately represents my personality as a tough man who follows Barcelona football club religiously while capturing my softer, pinker, fuzzier side.
It isn’t often that I post photos of things like…dog food. Nothing gets tossed out…not even chicken heads and feet. On the contrary, what could taste better to a dog than fresh beak n talons on a bed of rice? Actually, I am making a huuuge assumption here… Nobody told me this dish was for [...]
Half the party was on the five-hour boat ride to Orinoco… Most of the people on the boat were either Garifuna from Orinoco or the surrounding villages, or had family there. The festival is half party, half family reunion. And they are 100% proud to of their heritage and history. Drumming, dancing and music were [...]