Category Archives: Vlog

One Day in the Campo

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Feels Like 106°

You know those one or two days every year in NY when it is 100° and everyone freaks out and the news has extended coverage of how the Port Authority is adding extra buses and the city is setting up spritzing … Continue reading

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Tornado (Sort of)

I went to Managua this morning and got back in the afternoon. As soon as I turned the corner to my house I knew that something was up. There was a pile of roof tiles out front and someone was … Continue reading

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Cosigüina

Our first stop after getting to León was Cosigüina Volcano. Cosigüina used to be the tallest volcano in Nicaragua. Then somewhere between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago it blew up, and now it is a short crater with a lake in the … Continue reading

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Re-Opening the Rum Case

Back in May I wrote a brief ethical examination on Nicaraguan rum. The problem is that the workers in the sugar cane (sugar cane being the main ingredient in rum) fields are dying of kidney failure at very young ages. So … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Den

After showing my parents Colonial Disney World, it was only fitting for me to bring them to the Lion’s Den, León. On our agenda were: The boiling mud pits of San Jacinto (some of my mom’s photos below) Going up … Continue reading

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Río San Juan Redux

The Río San Juan was the first stop on me and my parents’ trip through Nicaragua. We flew to San Carlos from Managua, and from there set off for El Castillo. The Río San Juan is Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica. … Continue reading

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