Category Archives: Nature

A taste of the good life – without the digging

In our new place, back in Nicaragua, we thought it would be nice to go out for dinner last evening. So we stepped out the door of our casita, scissors in hand, and gathered some black and yellow aubergines, tomatoes … Continue reading

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Did the earth move for you baby?

We don’t spend a lot of time worrying about earthquakes, though they are part of life throughout Central America. So we were caught unawares the other day when our rented house at Samara Beach rattled and juddered for five seconds. … Continue reading

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What we did for New Year – 1,000 miles on the road and a small bribe

Central America is teeming with backpackers traipsing from hostel to dorm, not to mention the odd thin-as-a-whipppet cyclist grinding out the miles from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska, or the reverse trip. So there’s nothing particularly special about the six … Continue reading

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A passion for butterflies

We couldn’t identify any of the 20 odd varieties of butterflies we found at the Mariposario, or butterfly farm, outside Granada, so we just enjoyed watching them close up. The netted area was best to catch them flitting here and … Continue reading

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