Life after Hurricane Mitch

&nbsp: Life after a hurricane     A school is not a school without children, teachers, nor a roof. A house is certainly no home without a loving family living within.     This week, I had the eerie and humbling experience of exploring one of the thousands of communities affected by Hurricane Mitch; a…

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Public bus rides to Esteli

  Public bus rides to Esteli   Two and a half hours standing, groins pressed tightly against each others, my leg nestles perfectly between the arse cheeks of a young guy whilst a large religious man stands before us preaching.   Peppa Pig is my only salvation. She stares at me intently, from the side…

Road to Nicaragua

Road to Nicaragua

Road to Nicaragua   When 14 hours have passed since leaving your accommodation in the capital, and four since the sun has set, you find yourself preparing to sleep in your suitcase on the roadside, you know that six months living in a semi-isolated rural community is sure to be an adventure…   Nicaragua is…

Loneliness, of a global scale

  Global loneliness   I’ve never felt as alone in the night as I do at present; trying to sleep through extreme heat, in a foreign country, means my body lies on top of the sheet like a bare foetus in an incubator. Or perhaps a stray dog, sleeping on a street corner in a…