Imagine for a moment that we’re still in Granada, still taking in the sights and sounds of Nicaragua, perambulating through the pedestrian zone, hanging a hard right into Calle Cervantes, while impressions of Spanish-colonial architecture inundate the senses. All those three-meter-tall carved doors, wrought iron gates, creamy colors, mosaic glass windows and wooden trim swirling madly in the […]Read more "‘La Casa de Los Tres Mundos’ GRANADA, parte 3"
Following our trip to Nicaragua, I’ve read everything I could find on the internet about Spanish-Colonial life in Central America in general & in Nicaragua specifically, about the political situation under Spanish rule and about post-colonial politics. This fascinating subject matter was so absorbing and engaging, I got completely sidetracked, reading for days, never writing […]Read more "GRANADA : Una Excursión Nicaragüense, Parte 2"
In the middle of our weeklong home exchange vacation in Nicaragua, we embarked on a guided tour of some of the attractions in our area. Several friends, Ticos and Northerners alike, had raved about a variety of Nica destinations, three of which received unanimous thumbs up: la Isla de Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua, the city […]Read more "Una Excursión Nicaragüense"
When we first made arrangements for a home exchange vacation in Nicaragua, we developed a vague idea of jumping in the car, cruising for a few short hours up the Pacific coast, crossing into Nicaragua and lolling poolside shortly thereafter. Ha! Such naiveté, after quite a bit of time accrued in Central America, is nothing but […]Read more "Technicalities of Trans-border Transportation"
There I am, propped up against some comfortable cushions, enjoying this pleasant view every time I’m looking up from my computer screen. The view from our private patio isn’t half bad either. We’re currently recuperating from our rigorous and taxing life as pensionados in Atenas, Costa Rica, in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Living as beach […]Read more "Playing Beach Bums in Nicaragua"