I spent a few weeks traveling up the Rio Coco river bordering Nicaragua and Honduras to the small village of Sumo Pipi. We ate and danced and laughed, all before spending 48 hours scrambling to safety as the Rio Coco flooded the village and washed away homes. As the river rose it also brought with it an overflowing supply of snakes and spiders. We spent a few nights in a school atop a nearby hill as we watched the water rise and the rain continue to fall. Eventually we boarded our wood canoe and made the two-day trek back down the river and into cars for our four hour road-trip back to Managua.