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puerto cabezas

I’m still in La Meskitia but back on the road system and safe and sound, thus far. Oh, and I spent the afternoon with a computer fixit man, discussing the state of the world and dismantling and reassembling my computer. It still doesn’t work but he assures me that it may just be ‘assustado’, which […]

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losing it in la moskitia, episode 3

After days of eating and resting in Ahuas, I decide the time has come to tackle the next section of La Moskitia wilderness. Leaving the settlement, as I ride alongside the official Ahuas airstrip, young men on motor-bikes pass me on their way to work on a clandestine narco airstrip somewhere not far away. I […]

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resting in ahuas

Ahuas proves a welcoming place for rest and recuperation. I stay with Carla and her family as the days slide by.

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losing it in la moskitia, episode 2

Setting off from Brus the second time I don’t really have any more useful information than I did the first time but I am determined. I make it back to the confounding fork without incident (apart from my third river crossing). I pause to investigate the left option for a second time and then take […]

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a diversionary fruit picking day

Veneranda would like to dissuade me from setting off on my bike again and so, by way of diversion, she invites me to spend a day with her visiting the family land across the lagoon and down the River Tus. Once we strip the first tree we re-enter the canoe and move down the river […]

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arriving in brus, leaving brus and then returning to brus (or: losing it in la moskitia, episode 1)

It can’t be said often enough that the easiest – and sometimes the only – way to travel in La Moskitia is by water. The journey from Belem to Brus is simply achieved in this fashion: dawn start, blue skies, calm water. No worries. When I arrive it is still early. Breakfast and exploration are […]

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pitstop in belem

I am following in the inimitable footsteps of Cass and so I have a slew of handy hints and contacts which leads me to Belem where I spend a peaceful enough Semana Santa* trying to gather enough information to cross La Moskitia travelling on walking trails over the savannah between Brus Laguna and Mocoron, before […]

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