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Rainy season is go, go, GO, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Rainy season is go, go, GO

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... were very happy with the result. When the volcano erupted, it threw huge rocks out of its core and these landed in Lago de Nicaragua a few kilometres away. They now make up Las Isletas, a group of 350ish little islands on the lake. Next day we went to ...

Living with the locals, Matagalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

Living with the locals

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... of Matagalpa is situated in a valley surrounded by tall mountains and miles of countryside. This is the coffee producing part of Nicaragua, although they only produce less than 1% of the world stock, I'm sure it's a large amount nonetheless.  I ...

Spot the Gringo., León, Nicaragua travel blog

Spot the Gringo.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... in a dust bowl of a town, and continue the next morning for yet another snail pace marathon. At the border between Honduras and Nicaragua the locals are playing "spot the gringo." They see us as soon as the bus roll into the station at the border. Dozing ...

Leon, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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We arrived in Nicaragua two days ago. It´s in the high 90s both in temperature and humidity! The people seem very warm and open, tourism is on the small scale here, just the way we like it. At the border crossing between Honduras and Nica we were ...

Bus trips, ferry, taxis, and Bambi, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Bus trips, ferry, taxis, and Bambi

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... will be in Leon awhile. It is a nice town, full of people, not so full of tourists. It is the liberal center of Nicaragua, and so far we have seen on murals: a CIA serpent being beheaded, Uncle Sam being crushed by the outline of Sandino, and graffiti ...

Leon is Hot Hot Hot, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon is Hot Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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According to our Spanish teacher, it is the hottest place in todos de Central America. She says it is due to the Spaniards chopping down all the trees and shipping them to Peru (actually, indigenous slave labor did the actual chopping, the Spaniards ...

Power Cuts in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Power Cuts in Granada

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... :    So, exchanging our surfboards for borders and our colones for cordoba, we crossed the border from Costa Rica to Nicaragua. Although prior reports suggested that it could take up to 6 hours to cross the border, it only took us two hours ...

Hang loose in surfers town., San Juan del Sur and Playa Majagual, Nicaragua travel blog

Hang loose in surfers town.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... of is, but now it also caters for tourists from around the world. Hence it's probably the closest you get to a beach resort town in Nicaragua. 10km north of San Juan del Sur, only reached by boat or a bumpy ride along a muddy track, I once again find ...

I made a salad in Esteli!!, Esteli, Nicaragua travel blog

I made a salad in Esteli!!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... some chicken again, use the other half of the avocado to make guacamole and buys some chips to dip. Tomorrow we will leave Nicaragua for a seemingly short journey to the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. If you can't pronounce it, wait for the title of ...

Buccaneers and drug runners., Corn Islands, Nicaragua travel blog

Buccaneers and drug runners.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... mainland in a few days, ....not. Corn Islands are two islands (Big Corn and Little Corn) on the Carribean coast of Nicaragua. It's starting to become popular among backpackers, but because it's pretty hard getting there overland (by bus and boat) and ...

A deer entered the bar..........., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

A deer entered the bar...........

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... when it was cut off, some sharks got stuck and now the only fresh water sharks in the whole world are found in Nicaragua. I didn't see any sharks but the evening brought a still calm lake and some wonderful picture opportunities. Similar to Isle de Sol ...

Transiting Managua, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Transiting Managua

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Thoughts on Food, Drink, and Costs, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Thoughts on Food, Drink, and Costs

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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So, costs here in Granada: Andrew has discovered that you can buy: 20 oz. water 33 oz. beer 16.5 oz. of 70-proof cane alcohol (aguardiente) 1 bowl of vigoron (fried up pork skins served with steamed yucca and vinagrette coleslaw) 2 thick ...

The Stresses of Caribbean life, Little Corn, Corn Islands, Nicaragua travel blog

The Stresses of Caribbean life

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and chatting away in Creole or heavily accented English.  The people look and sound very caribbean, very different to S Nicaragua. The boat ride was pretty calm considering our expectations and about 30 mins later we arrived on Little ...

Nicaragua, Honduras, Nicaragua and, Honduras travel blog

Nicaragua, Honduras

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... own almost all the farmland and who are each supporting a different political party. Despite the fact that in America Haiti and Nicaragua are much poorer, the differences between rich and poor are the biggest in Honduras. At the end of the sixties ...

Figure-8 Island, Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Figure-8 Island

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... and head to Isla Ometepe. Isla Ometepe is an island formed by 2 conjoined volcanoes (hence the figure eight shape) in Lago de Nicaragua (also known as Cocibolca). The lake is really really big, and despite what you would guess from looking on a map, it ...

Pipe Bombs, Bull Sharks and Nicatamales, Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Pipe Bombs, Bull Sharks and Nicatamales

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... of Masaya. After Tasha recovered from a bout of Gallo Pinto poisoning we eventually moved on to Isla de Ometepe in Lago Nicaragua. This was definately our favourite place in Nicaragua. The lake is the largest in Central America, and home to some of ...

Back north again, first stop Nica..., Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Back north again, first stop Nica...

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... , climb the volcano (Concepcion that is), kayak to Monkey island, cycle around the half island, visit the local school... Nicaragua really became a little bit my favorite destination during my travel and I really plan to come back here sooner or ...

Weekend get-away, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Weekend get-away

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This past weekend, my friends from Leon and I went to Granada for the annual "Feria" or street festival. We figured all the tourists that would sign up for hikes would be there and not here so we should be there too! This place is by far the coolest town ...

Our Little Corn Adventure, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Our Little Corn Adventure

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... to run. Little Corn Island, long known as a port of call for Colombian drug smugglers, sits 85 km off the coast of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea. The guide books say Little Corn is a tropical paradise, a diving jewel. But those same guide books say ...

Hanging with the locals, Managua, Nicaragua travel blog

Hanging with the locals

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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Julie Said: For me, the highlight of Managua was meeting William, an uncle of a former student of mine. I had been looking forward to this part of the trip since we arrived and I was not disappointed. William, and his daughter, Ilsa, met us at our ...

Beautiful City, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Beautiful City

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... while Managua most definitely does not...we were happy not to go there. Granada is a beautiful town, on the edge of Lago Nicaragua. There are many spectacular old buildings, and it is fun to just wander around here. William Walker, a nasty man from ...

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

William Walker and the Ten Year Old Lad

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... mercenary named William Walker, along with a couple of hundred followers, created, for lack of a better word, a coup in Nicaragua. In 1856 Walker was elected President of the country and his leadership was even recognized by then US President Franklin ...

Missing tourists., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Missing tourists.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Isla de Ometepe is a picture perfect volcanic island in Lake Nicaragua, formed by the now extinct Volcán Maderas (1394 meters) and the dormant Volcán Concepción (1610 meters). Carmen had to leave for the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica while Steve and ...

Still alive and well...., León, Nicaragua travel blog

Still alive and well....

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... a bus into town to a copy center, copied it and had to return it. Great fun looking back on it all. Now, it´s just a paperwork and waiting game to get my new cards here to Nicaragua and the stolen funds returned ... they had time to use each card ...

Farewell León, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Farewell León

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... here. The time I spent in Leon has been great but there´s so much more to see in this amazing country. As I write this, I´m in Granada and will use this as a home base for exploring some other parts of Nicaragua until I cross the border into Costa ...

Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Our plan for the next morning in Managua was to go to DHL to FINALY try to sort out our claim. We set off thinking the 1km walk would be safe in daylight but we had hardly walked 2 blocks when we came across our first and last gringo in the city ...

He´s still got that burnin feeling, Estelí, Nicaragua travel blog

He´s still got that burnin feeling

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... as though we might escape our weekly encounters. Estelí and León are the only cities that consistently vote pro-Sandista in Nicaragua. Estelí is nice, if a bit boring. There are a lot of language schools here, but not much else. Mostly, we ...

Deep Lakes, Old Fellas and Young Women, Laguna de Opoyo and Las Penitas, Nicaragua travel blog

Deep Lakes, Old Fellas and Young Women

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Apoyo Lagoon or Laguna de Apoyo, not far from Granada Nicaragua, was formed 23,000 years ago when a strong volcanic explosion left an enormous hole measuring 6 km in diameter. Apoyo is conical, like an inverted volcano, 200 metres deep at its centre. Over ...

More heat and yet more colonial splendour, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

More heat and yet more colonial splendour

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ; Change some money into Cordobas which is about 35 to the pound.   Then walk across a Japanese sponsored bridge into Nicaragua with bicycles going past with locals carrying nothing as we trudge with our over-full rucksacks.  We arrive at the ...

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