‘Twas a bloody day, the week before Christmas

Are the looks different this morning from others on the street as I pass? Are the locals looking at me differently this morning as I walk the streets of Leon?  Or is it just my imagination after the news this morning.  The same courtesy still exists - the slight move of a stranger to the side... Continue Reading →

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How to not go trick-or-treating in Leon, Nicaragua

The streets are lined with chicken buses. It seems that all of Nicaragua has converged in Leon tonight.  Vendors are on every corner selling quesillos, empanadas, maduros and all manner of small toys.  This is the celebration of the conception of Mary, La Purisima.  In Nicaragua 47% of the population proclaims Catholicism and another 37% protestant.  Leon boasts... Continue Reading →

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