Tag Archives: things to love

It’s Cowfoot. Drink Up!

  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 […]

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 […]

4 Brothers

“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 […]

You gotta love the frescos

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: […]

Nasal affair

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 […]

Last-minute rondon takes all day to make

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 […]