Who loves barracuda soup? Looks like she does. Careful, that soup has a little bite to it. Sopa’s 2 in Managua.
Yes ladies and gentleman, if the idea of getting to Greytown by riding in a bus all day from Managua and then rolling down the river all day from San Carlos doesn’t sound like an inspiring journey, you can now make the trip in a hour and a half with La Costeña for $180 round [...]
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.
I was chatting with my friend Eric the other day and this is what he said: Eric: I just had another 1st thing ever moment me: first what? Eric: one of the hens ran into my room me: oh no Eric: and so I grabbed her me: she egged you? Eric: and when I was passing by the mirror to throw her [...]
…continued from Part 2 Bankukuk (Punta de Aguila) We hit the beach and noticed it was not the same broad, sandy beach south of the river. It wasn’t even narrow and rocky. In fact, there was no beach. The waves came directly up to mangrove trees. The sand rose up sharply to meet the mangroves, [...]
It should be a new one, but instead, it’s the same old names. There’s Aleman, a previous president who was convicted of money laundering, embezzlement and corruption, and the incumbent who is expected to win, Ortega. Ortega is one of the original Sandinistas, and before his term limits were up, he had the supreme court (sandinista appointed supreme [...]
Spam comes in many forms, including blog comments. Luckily I have a bombproof comment spam blocker for my blog, but occasionally I like to go through and read what I am missing. Here are a few that I just browsed through the other day… 5 Oct, from [email protected]: Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. [...]
Here is what you missed during Bluefield’s festival of San Jeronimo:
Sandy Bay Sirpe is a miskitu village on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua that does well to keep its head down after a long history of civil war fighting, hurricanes and drug smuggling. Of all the stories the locals tell, it is the one of the deadliest funeral that reminds them that they are just [...]
“Dis is where all a dem wan to be,” said the rasta chipping coconuts on the beach. His creole accent was thick, but it wasn’t hard to understand what he was saying. “Dis” is the Caribbean coast. “All a dem” is everybody who isn’t on the Caribbean coast. Finding your way off the tourist trail [...]
Translated from bluefieldsradios.com – In the early 1980s Grupo Zinica was organized, composed of older musicians who played solo. They played May Pole with the traditional rhythm, adding special banjo accompaniment. It consisted of: Walter Lackwood, Victor Perry, Claudio and Landim Omier, HuberthPerry and Edwin Campbell. They managed to record an LP, and their performances were so contagious and enjoyable that, in Leo Gordon’s home in the neighborhood Old Bank was where the writer Julio Cortazar, during a trip done in 1980, with his wife Carol, the [...]
I had been reading up on polyphasic sleep patterns recently. The idea is that you sleep on a cycle of multiple naps throughout the day instead of one, big 8-hour block. It was something I had come up with on my own several years ago and had tried with miserable results…the will needed to stick [...]
Gracias elnuevodiario.com.ni Autonomy day came and Autonomy day went…and the message from the politicians and radio hosts on stage during the celebration in the park was we need to fight for autonomy (wasn’t that tried 25 years ago?). They held a march for autonomy downtown chanting slogans and displaying signs and culminating with the burning [...]
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