So after all that hoopla I didn't make it to Bluefields after all. It is on the other side of Nicaragua and full of Caribbean folks but as it was I was on a time crunch and they ran out of plane tickets back before I could get one for my day of travel which was Monday. I had a guest coming on Monday and couldn't take the bus back so I was stuck. I will eventually get to go but for now, I'll have to be content with the experience of others.
But since I have the space and the need, I invited a friend over to stay while she attended the local Pioneer school. She's from Granada on the Northeast side of town. Morena is a lot of fun and speaks only Spanish. Great for me!