Visiting a Famous Witch in the Nicaraguan Town of Diriomo

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Nicaragua was not a country I planned to visit during a round-the-world trip I did in 2014/15. I was intending to spend some time volunteering on an organic farm in Costa Rica, but this no longer seemed appealing as the date to start farming drew closer, so I changed my plan and embarked on a fairly long bus journey from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, to Granada, Nicaragua’s sixth-largest city, well known for its colourful, colonial architecture. I also did not plan on visiting a witch in Nicaragua, but first I’ll give some background context as to how that unfolded.

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Originally published at on May 25, 2020.

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