Tag Archives: creole

All about Rundown

First, click on the video below and jam out to Los Gregory’s Rundown Pot. This little tidbit is reprinted from the RightSide Guide magazine. Check out the audio clip below of Jimmy’s interview for more info on what he knows about the history of the Caribbean coast’s favorite dish! I sat with restaurant owner and […]

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 […]

Gallo Pinto Recipe, Creole Style!

Nicaragua’s most famous dish is gallo pinto. You can find it on 90% of plates for any breakfast, lunch or dinner around the country. It’s a simple dish and very filling, though without much flavor. Needless to say, for most visitors to the country, gallo pinto gets old. Fast. On the Caribbean coast the creole […]

English creole language test

Okay boys and girls, today we are going to have a test! Not the pass or fail kind, and you don’t need your #2 pencils. This is a language test to see how well you can read. Nicaraguan Creole English is a real language that, as you can see from the graphic below, has its […]

I’ll have what they are having

Everything is a little bit different on the Caribbean coast and the food is no exception. Listed below is a sample of the tasty fare you can expect to find. Rondon (run down) is a stew made with chunky veggies and a meat (usually turtle, seafood or pork) boiled in coconut milk and served with […]

Talk Kriol

If you want to be understood by the locals you have to learn to talk like the locals. The following is a brief lesson on how to mash up your English to speak passable Creole. Rama Cay creole is slightly different with hard-rolled Rs and a downward draw at the end of some sentences. We, […]