My 5 Favorite Things in Leon, Nicaragua

Here's a list of my favorite things in Leon, Nicaragua.  We spent the entire month of December 2016 there to take a break from travelling.  We were able to attend cultural events like La Purisima, and a Nicaraguan New Year celebration, but for the most part we just took it easy. 1.  Sopa de leche  ♦... Continue Reading →

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Eight great places to vacation in Nicaragua

You can live on $22 a day (for a couple) and see the country of Nicaragua. Here are eight great areas to see. Included are a few tips to save money.

Strays of Nicaragua

The look of hope in her eyes broke my heart. Just a moment ago she lay there sleeping in the dust. A tan coat stretched over her hip bones and ribs. Ears twitched as she dreamt. I waited on the bench nearby till she opened her eyes. She looked around sadly till I moved toward... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of a Nomad on Big Corn Island

The island provides a backdrop for people's lives to intertwine and create moments that, though ephemeral, enriches our lives with the lasting memories that they provide. Perhaps this is true for any place we go to, and each of our experiences is a unique combination of the interactions we have with the people there, more than the attractions that the place has.

Homes of Plastic

I’ll never forget the tiny four foot grandma who stood dwarfed beside Trinity with her arms waving, speaking so excitedly that we could only catch a few words. Her communication however was clear that she was very happy almost to tears.

The Chicken Bus Experience

The bodies were so close pressing in on every side when I felt his hand searching for my pocket and trying to unzip my bag. I told him no and shoved him hard as I squeezed by  down the crowed aisle of the chicken bus.

They Burned Him at Midnight

When you see them running toward you, turn around and run.   Our New Year's eve began with a dinner cooked by Trinity for Manuel and Rome.  They  own and run the hostel where we are staying.  They are a very kind, quiet couple who care about the people who stay here.  Trin made chicken adobo... Continue Reading →

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