I learned to dream on a Nicaraguan chicken bus

I recently decided to spend a month on an island in Nicaragua, far from anything resembling a city.

The highlight of my experience turned out to be nothing that most tourists would be interested in: a two-hour ride to my destination on a crowded so-called chicken bus, which is how the locals, and intrepid foreign backpackers, get around.

  • Robert Klose
  • The Christian Science Monitor

Before traveling to Nicaragua, I had had certain anxieties, even though, or maybe because, I had visited developing countries before.

Would I be safe?

Would I find my way?

What if I fell ill or had an accident?

How would I thrive in a…

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