"There's been a murder," Trin said in such a dramatic tone that I almost expected to hear the Law and Order signature double orchestral stab.
I heard a scratching sound, close by. I reached for my phone under my pillow. It was 1AM. The scratching continued and was accompanied by the crinkling sound of a plastic bag. I turned on the phone's flashlight and pointed it toward the noise above our heads. It was a large, might I say very large roach, … Continue reading Accommodations on the Cheap, Central America
They say some things are better left buried. I have often thought about writing a book about breaking free from my previous marriage that was wrought with abuse. The book would delve into what it took to break away from the religious legalism that kept me there for so long. Everyone goes through struggles in life and mine are no more … Continue reading A Dark Turn
A little over one year ago we decided to sell everything we owned except what would fit in our two backpacks and take off to travel the world, as light as possible. Over the next eight months that followed we quit our jobs, sold our stuff including cars, a motorcycle, our home and just about … Continue reading What We Need; Packing for Two Years
Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see. Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were still able to average a spend of only $32 a day for both of us combined. This includes all of our living expenses except health insurance. The map below shows the places that we … Continue reading 69 Days in Costa Rica
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 My 5 Favorite Things in Leon, 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.
The pain in my ears was greater than any pressure I have ever felt on a flight. My eyes seemed to be bulging as if they were going to come out of their sockets and my throat was constricting. I was 30 feet (10 meters) underwater and desperate to return to the surface to breathe. I signaled … Continue reading Sixty Feet Underwater in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
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 Strays of Nicaragua
As we turned the corner into San Jose's red zone a woman with her eyes to the sky staggered toward us. She wore years of hardship on her face and a hopelessness to her gait. I'm sure the three older women that we were with could protect us. At least they wanted to. They did not … Continue reading The Forgotten People