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Polaroid of the week: Climbing for coconuts on Little Corn Island

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We met Frank walking through the jungle on Little Corn Island. For $1.50, he offered to climb up the tree and cut two coconuts open with his machete for us. You don’t turn down coconuts, and you sure don’t turn down a man with a machete in a jungle. So, Frank made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, and we had a delicious lunch of fresh coconut and coconut milk. You can’t beat this island life.

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Polaroid of the week: Street Art in Estelí, Nicaragua

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Estelí is located in Nicaragua’s Northern Highlands and the country’s 3rd largest city. The town was heavily involved in conflict during the Sandinista revolution of the 70s and 80s and still is one of the towns with the most support for the Sandinista FSLN party. Estelí may not feature the same colonial architecture as that of  Granada or Leon, but the city is famous for its intelligent urban art.  The graffiti and especially the murals carry significant political, social and historical messages.

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