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Getting a boat to Corn Island (or lessons in dealing with locals)

“But everyone said the boat arrives between 3am – 3:30am and leaves afterward!” I said in Spanish, reminding the head of the Capitania what he had told me the previous afternoon. “Well,” he replied humbly, “it was early today.” We missed the boat to Corn Island. Actually, we missed two boats to Corn Island, the […]

Nicaraguan concept of time

As you probably have noticed, people in Nicaragua tend to operate on a slightly different time schedule. The word “late” seems to be reserved for those who never arrive. Nowhere is this more evident  than on the coast. Blame the heat and humidity. Blame the lack of transport. However, much of the reason is cultural, which […]