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Trash day in Granada

Trash day in Granada

This is Mike…Trash collection in Nicaragua is similar yet different to what we are accustomed to in the states, and as the whole is more labor intensive and less mechanical. In addition, trash pick-up days are more frequent at 3 times per week. Collecting...
Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

This is Mike…   For some reason, that I have yet to discover, I really dig ox drawn carts. Some men like red fire trucks or steam engine locomotives, I happen to like carts pulled by oxen. Every time I see them on the road I wave to the drivers. My...
Nicaragua’s renewable energy

Nicaragua’s renewable energy

This is Mike…Nicaragua’s renewable energy grid can easily be seen in and around the department (state) of Rivas. This tiny country is trying to breakaway from fossil fuels and hopes to do so in a matter of a few years. We saw the many windmills last year...
Belize: Are we ruining it?

Belize: Are we ruining it?

Belize has been our briefest journey yet of all of our stops. We were in country for just a few weeks, but our experience there has left a lasting impact. I have been thinking about this for weeks, and finally decided to put thoughts to “paper”.  This is...
As long as we support each other

As long as we support each other

 This is Mike…We are now two weeks away from our move date to Nicaragua and the emotions are starting to set in on each of us. Our kids are crying at unexpected times and we as parents are bracing for our own emotional moments yet to come. Guilt plays its...
Semana Santa in Guatemala

Semana Santa in Guatemala

A truly unique experience in Guatemala, whether one is religious or not, the procession on Semana Santa. These photos were taken at San Pedro la Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlan during several days of celebration. The post Semana Santa in Guatemala appeared first...
En el corazón de México

En el corazón de México

Puebla: mecánica intensiva Cuando llegamos a Puebla no pensábamos quedarnos 15 días. Pero lo lindo del viaje es eso: no planear mucho, dejar que los lugares y los momentos nos sorprendan. A veces vamos a un lugar del que nos han hablado maravillas y cuando llegamos...
Choosing storage and movers

Choosing storage and movers

This is Mike…As we draw closer to the moving deadline we have to make arrangements for either selling or storing the furniture. After estimating the few peanuts we could get by selling the furniture we opted to store it instead. As we found out, there are a ton...
One month away and counting

One month away and counting

This is Mike… We are one month away till we close on the sale of our house, and move to Nicaragua shortly thereafter. Part of our dilemma on scheduling anything, is there’s always a possibility the home will fall out of escrow for lack of financing, etc....
Belize

Belize

< ?xml version="1.0"?> We leave Guatemala and enter Belize a country which is completely different from the rest of Central America. The language in the former British Crown Colony is English and instead of kilometers or meters they have miles, yards and inches. Also...
Belize

Belize

< ?xml version="1.0"?> Wir verlassen Guatemala und betreten Belize, ein Land in dem alles anders ist als im Rest von Zentralamerika. In der einstigen britischen Kronkolonie (British Honduras) spricht man Englisch, Kilometer heißen hier Meilen und Meter sind...

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