Take it from me, folks. The gentle Caribbean sea breezes can pick up at a moment’s notice and turn ugly. I recently returned to Bluefields from Corn Island via the cargo ship Capt. D and got a short video of the conditions. Rough!
The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua has been getting some great press lately. Here is a story by Marlon Bishop that recently ran on one of MTV’s music blogs: On the isolated Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, embraced tightly by green jungle in all sides, is a place called Bluefields. To get there, you start with a [...]
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 [...]
The Caribbean coast wasn’t always the wild, wild east clean, orderly paradise you see today. It wasn’t so long ago that these waterways were used as pirate hideouts. The entire country drains to the Caribbean side. That means wide, deep rivers and lots of them. Add to that lagoons, bays and islands and you have a [...]
They are an iconic part of Bluefield’s cityscape. The three palm trees that stand guarding over downtown are estimated to be over 100 years old. Nobody knows who they belong to…they stand in a vacant lot that lies unclaimed. Before hurricane Joan in 1988 there were five. These three survivors, sentinels of a bygone era, [...]
Here is what you missed during Bluefield’s festival of San Jeronimo:
You are late! The stadium is filled beyond maximum capacity and the gates are locked. It’s Coast team vs. Managua Boer and if you weren’t there two hours before the game started, you ain’t getting in.
Artist’s rendition of an artist’s rendition of an artist’s rendition of the last supper. Painted by Percy, local rasta, who most probably took the idea from some other painter (google rasta last supper) who probably took it from Leonardo DiVinci. I found this one painted over an arch in the living room of a local [...]
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The nightlife in Bluefields is one of the most interesting/dangerous/fun aspects of visiting the city. Interesting as you find yourself as a curious anthropologist studying the people, the dancing and the beer, dangerous because you feel like you are in the wrong part of town regardless of where you go and fun because the nights are [...]
Wow!! If you missed it, what a shame. If you were there, you won’t forget it! Check out some of the highlights from this year’s May Pole celebration in Bluefields, Nicaragua:
We left Bluefields with the goal of partying in Puerta Cabezas for New Year’s Eve. We left just after Christmas on a commercial panga direct to Tasbapauni, a creole/miskito community located about 1/3 of the way. Surely it would be plenty of time reach Port (as the locals call it) to see how the coast’s [...]
The old folks don’t know where the tradition came from, but they remember how they used to do it. The night before Easter is called Judas Night. It is “celebrated” by the younger generation running around town in the middle of the night grabbing anything that isn’t bolted down and putting it under an effigy [...]
Found this finger painted on the side of a little wooden house deep in Cottontree neighborhood, Bluefields. Written in perfect Creole English!
You can see all kinds of things when riding in a taxi in Bluefields. That is, if you can see out! Check out the face staring back…not the driver, but the console. Creepy!