Tag Archives: Central America

No love lost, or gained

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A fresh blast of cool mountain air greeted me when I stepped off the bus at 1117 meters above sea level. The long and steep ride up the mountain to Perquín had left me tired and, in need of sustenance. … Continue reading

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A Regretful Education

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The road wound on for what seemed like an eternity and as each passing pick-up sped by it kicked up a new layer of dust to coat me with. I threw my thumb up a few times, but no one … Continue reading

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San Miguel – El Mozote

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I soon came upon a Chinese-owned motel-restaurant where a hamburger and a cold beer seemed more appealing than another plate of Central American-Chinese Chicken fried rice. I wondered which countries in the world didn’t have Chinese restaurants? They seemed ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Pan Am running man

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As our bus chugged out of the bowl shape of a silver city, I looked back down into it, noting it was the best view of Tegucigalpa I’d had yet. En route to the El Salvadoran border I met a … Continue reading

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Te-goose me indirectly

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The bus from Estelí led to the border crossing at Las Manos, where I stepped into Honduras in mid-afternoon after a brief stop at its immigration window. The border official told me the last bus to the capital city (Tegucigalpa), … Continue reading

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Planet Cerro Negro

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León, the capital of the 1978-1979 Nicaraguan revolution, is tough and beautiful like its grand Cathedral littered with bullet-hole reminders of the not so distant civil war. A short walk along Avenida Central leads to La Universidad Autonoma de Nicaragua, … Continue reading

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Gentleman Sandinista

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LÉON, Nicaragua — El Caballero swigs from his one-litre bottle of Victoria cerveza and smiles warmly, eyes drifting off to a time when all of his dreams seemed possible. A thick red candle on the table makes his face glow … Continue reading

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