Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

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Poppin' tags Nica style!

If you wondered where your hand-me-downs went, I just sifted through them in a second-hand American store in Managua, finding some pants after my SECOND pair of capris bit the dust in the inferno of Nicaragua in April. Found a pink bathrobe, a broke…

Black Christ procession

Pilgrims from all over come to our tiny town of El Sauce during January, to celebrate the festival of the black christ. Later, replicas of the statue and other Christs are used in processions, including this week for Semana Santa (Holy Week). Every…

Spending the night in the street until the earthquakes pass

daylight

We stayed out in the street until daybreak. At about 2 I wedged myself into Yaci's car and then finally laid on a mattress just inside the garage gate. I was in the house but technically only half! I let my legs dangle out so one step I was up and o…