We rose naturally with the sun. Not rushed, or hurried, but that luxurious rarity of “because it felt right”. We dressed and packed our souvenirs before heading down to find something to eat. We seated ourselves in the cheerful courtyard, not far from the shining turquoise pool shimmering in the sunlight bringing up memories of […]
We stopped at a roadside cantina for lunch. We were met by a smiling older lady who cheerfully invited us in. She offered us piping hot bowls of fresh beef soup or Caldo de Res. Her smile as warm as her soup, and her kindness seemed to warm the souls as much as her soup nourished the belly.
The third morning I woke up in Gigante I allowed myself to sleep in a little bit. As someone who needs a lot of alone time, I wanted to enjoy my last night alone for the next week. Jamie was leaving that morning so I would be moving into the bed he previously […]
The previous night I had been talked into waking up at an ungodly time. Six AM when you’re on vacation is almost criminal in my humble opinion. To go fishing. I was waking up early to go fishing. A.D’s brother is a fishing fanatic. He’s been fishing all over the world, and since it was […]
My flight landed under a starry cloudless sky in Managua at 1:30 am on February 14. While waiting nervously for a customs official to look me over, a girl I befriended on the plane pointed at a poster advertising Fleur de Caña rum “You’ll be drinking a lot of that.”