Swimming with Sharks in Coiba

I was 90 feet (27 meters) underwater and struggling to pull air in through my regulator.  I told myself to calm down. I knew my anxiety was the contributing issue.  People die from letting fear take over.  I knew I needed to fight this fear and I wanted to conquer it.

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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 →

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.

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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