Masaya Volcano   mighty chimney




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a glimpse

Fumes at Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua

glimpse: THIN CRUST | Making for but one minuscule percent of our planet’s mass, the crust we walk on is a fine layer in every sense of the word: all life we know happens on this thin stage, separating us from an underneath, where lava flows like blood through earth’s veins. Masaya volcano in Nicaragua is a portal to that largely unknown underworld with its all-consuming furnace and fumes. A vent for earth’s hot breath, it constantly exhales sulfur dioxide that fuses seamlessly with the placid clouds of the heavens above.

nature painting with neon colors



Green lizzard sitting on a stone in Nicaragua


Granada   what a flirt


Concepción, Ometepe   dormant colossus







places / stories

Granada / Between Localism and Tourism

yet to be written

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Laguna de Apoyo & Massaya volcano / Doing Your Thing

yet to be written

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Ometepe / What's a Hike's Reward?

yet to be written

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reads | travel

What You Perceive & What It Is: Volunteering Outlook vs. Actual Impact


subjective vs. objective evaluations of volunteering results could be a little step on a very individual level, like a kid having an aha moment while learning simple math; or it could be the large scale implementation of a project that brings about systemic and sustainable empowerment of a community... read more

reads | travel

How to Find Free Volunteering Opportunities around the World

avoiding costly and ethically precarious voluntourism agencies

...rev the search engine, skip over the voluntourism industry and dig all the way down to the grassrootss... read more

photos | landscapes


wilderness heart

The glaciers looked like petrified tsunamis, and the psychedelic lagoons like glitches, and that altitude canyon like an abyss in the sky. see more

photos | urban

Central America

rusty realms on tomorrow's verge

yesterday’s heritage decaying gracefully while the future is arriving see more





in Central America