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. [...]
There is a little miskitu community up in the Rio Grande river called Kara. This is how they play on Easter Sunday…
“No, you aren’t invited!” Tbone looked at me with a blank expression…he is a tough guy to read. I explained that it isn’t him personally, but I had spent months planning this trip for two people, Guthry and myself, and three was a crowd. We had planned to walk along the coast to San Juan [...]
By Papatara — A short time ago my adoptive son Seferino (who recently turned forty) and I were talking about how the frogs and toads that live around us in Alamikamba like to climb up on the wooden porch of the hotel at night to feed on bugs. One of the frogs in particular actually [...]
What? Diarrrhea? With three Rs? General bad feelings? This human influenza ain’t no joke! This is a public health poster I found hanging up outside the clinic in Rama Cay informing residents of the dangers, symptoms and prevention of the flu. How could I not take a photo?
The Moravians? No, they aren’t characters on Star Trek. The Moravian church as an institution has been operating on the Caribbean coast for about 200 years. It was born in what is now Czech Republic in 1457 and, over the centuries, put high value in missionary work. As a result, here on the coast a large [...]
Someone once described Monkey Point as what they imagined Christopher Columbus saw when his boat landed in the New World. No cars, no roads and no power lines. Huts built from materials cut from the jungle, heart-stopping sunsets and secluded beaches where you are guaranteed not to find footsteps other than yours. The village has [...]
Have you heard of the One Laptop Per Child program? Probably so…it is the NGO/project that is trying to put a computer in the hands of every kid in the developing world. Two days ago I saw scores of children walking home from school in their blue and white uniforms toting a green and white [...]