How to Hand Wash Clothes Nica style in 5 Steps

Strong gusts of wind are swirling through Leon today.  Mangoes blown out from the trees hit the metal roof with a loud bang and tumble noisily down into our yard.  They are almost as loud as the cats at night running from rooftop to rooftop, sometimes squabbling, occasionally falling through into the homes below. My mom … Continue reading How to Hand Wash Clothes Nica style in 5 Steps

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