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

Riding the history train

There used to be a train that ran through El Sauce, Nicaragua. During the civil war, it stopped running and after a time people took up the track to sell for money. The train was sold to Japan. Now, the former track is a dirt trail that runs from th…

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…