Category: Nicaragua

Sloth Hunting in the Reserva Natural Macizos de Peñas Blancas

I hunt for a lot of things. Skittles, for one. Street dogs to pet, for another. Bottomless mimosas, craft supplies, and outfits that can be both business and casual are additional examples. So when I say that I hunted for sloths inside one of Nicaragua’s best kept secrets, I’m obviously referring to an activity sans …

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Hanging On By A Thread

In April of 2013 I took part in a welcoming ceremony for Surin Project volunteers, lead by the local shaman. He and the mahouts each blessed us and marked the blessing with a string tied around the wrist, a symbol of good luck in the coming year. We were told that if a string fell …

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