It is a tradition practiced mostly in the communities in Pearl Lagoon…the end of year Masquerade. And a few photos of the Masquerade (Mosco they called it) in Tasbapaunie:
I have been meaning to write up a post about local teas here on the Caribbean coast for a while now. As it turns out, Chris beat me to it! So instead of doing my own hard work, below is a link to his blog describing the characteristics of a small sample of some of [...]
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 [...]
I found this hiding out in my room the other day…he nearly knocked me down! Check it out:
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:
Found this finger painted on the side of a little wooden house deep in Cottontree neighborhood, Bluefields. Written in perfect Creole English!
The other day I found this little guy that had sprouted underneath the kitchen sink. He had grown around and over the gallon bottle of cleaner. When we pulled the bottle out, this fellah didn’t budge!
“Hey man, where is the party at tonight,” I ask him in Spanish. “Well, you can go to Lala’s, then to Cima Club, then to 4 Brothers,” he tells me while deftly weaving through traffic and pedestrians in his taxi. I asked him knowing the answer, but I had new friends in tow who were [...]
It has been almost a month but I made it back! After nearly two and a half years of living here without having returned to the states, I decided to make the trip to see my family. It was great to see mom and dad and little brother, and it was mexican food and BBQ [...]
Let me tell you about Bluefields. Most people don’t have a job. There is always a party, somewhere. People drink like fish. Everybody has a sword. It’s like Never Never Land if Captain Hook took over.
A little lemon, lots of water and lots of sugar is the recipe for taking the edge off a hot summer’s day. Here, summer never ends and the locals have perfected the art of making frescos naturales. They are basically lemonade’s equivalent but made with whatever they find in the market, with flavors such as: [...]
There is much to love about life on the Nicaraguan coast. One of them is that it is completely normal to pick your nose. You can be interviewing job applicants and any of them could dig deep while explaining why they should be hired and you just couldn’t fault them because it is normal. Your [...]
Damaris is a big-cheeked creole woman with a healthy appetite who we hired to cook up a 15-person rondon. We asked her about it in the morning. “Shoore! Dat ees no prablem. When you wahn I cook it? Tomaarow?” “Well,” I replied, “we were thinking to have it for dinner tonight, maybe around…sevenish?” She shot [...]