To get across the country from our home-city, Managua, on the Pacific coast, we must trek 8 hours by bus to get to the river, at which we then take a panga boat three more hours until we reach the Atlantic city of Bluefields; it was a long day. This just served as the foreshadowing of the difference between the coasts of Nicaragua, which often gets noted, "as if they were two different countries."
|Our 3-hour panga ride was quite scenic|
|A fruit in Orinoco used in traditional medicine.|
|Members of the community show us the "Punta," a Garifuna dance.|
|Always appreciating the peace and the people of Orinoco.|