In order to get even more Caribbean feeling and to relax from the exciting
journey we spent the last week at Corn Island (or "Islas del Maíz")
- a little paradise consisting of two island in the Caribbean Sea.
Although the natural disasters of the last years left its marks here
too and the islander live in very poor circumstances, their hospitality
and zest for life let our stay become an exceptional time.
We met Sparqui, a local lobster fisherman, who invited us for a meal
and we followed. A few times we stayed with him and his family, he told
us a lot about the everyday-life on the island, about his view to history
and politics of the country and about the Mísquito Indians, an ethnic
group in Nicaragua with its own language and culture. Together we cooked
Rondon, a typical dish with lobster, fish and coconut milk.
Wonderful beaches, coral reefs for snorkelling and diving, dishes right
from the sea, reggae music and parties made our stay perfect…
We spent 2 days on Little Corn Island - as the name said the smaller
one of the two islands, but an increase of romance, Caribbean cliché and
unspoilt nature, including snow-white, virtually deserted beaches! Here
you can still feel like Robinson Crusoe - almost too good to be true!
Somehow a good feeling to know that there are still places like this
one in the world!
Dreamlike beaches at Corn Island
Cooking with Sparqui
Waiting for the sunset
At Little Corn Island